April 2017 Table of Contents

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Tate Talk
"So You Think You Can Dance" was just the beginning for superstar Tate McRae.

All the World's a Stage
Navigate the challenges of performing in non-traditional venues—whether they're outdoors, up in the air, on the field or in the stands.

The Flip Side
Struggling with the acro tricks in your dance team routine? Here's how to flip your way to success.

2017 Dance Director's Survival Guide
The essential resource for dance team coaches.

Help! I'm Too Tall!/Help! I'm Too Short!
How to deal when your height sets you apart.

After the Final Curtain
We asked three A-listers to give us a peek at their post-performance routines.

Up Front: Buzz
The scoop on Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, opening this month.

Up Front: The Dirt
Laker Girl Alanna Tarango.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Boston Ballet's Sarah Wroth.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
What inspires Andrew Winghart.

Body Buzz
All about headaches.

Fitness
Top tips for mastering foam rolling.

Fashion
Color-coordinated dance team costumes.

Style Lab
A roundup of the coolest sneakers.

Spotlight: Hip Hop
The history and importance of dancehall.

College Corner
You've been accepted! Now what?

You Should Know
Pint-size hip-hopper Samantha Bulstrode.

Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)

Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.

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Dance Team
Rochelle Mendoza-Axle, Courtesy Stiskin

In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:

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But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.

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