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Jasmine Cruz is Your 2020 Cover Model Search Winner!

Once in a long while, the Dance Spirit team meets a dancer who seems to have had it together since birth. When we first noticed Jasmine Cruz, nearly a decade ago, she was a tiny dynamo with dazzling ballet facility and striking self-possession. Over the years, we've watched her grow into a versatile, thoughtful artist, building on and deepening those innate gifts. From the beginning, she seemed destined for stardom; now, thanks to her countless hours of hard work—and your thousands upon thousands of votes!—she's a Dance Spirit cover star.

We're thrilled to celebrate Jasmine as our 2020 Cover Model Search winner. Just before she began her freshman year at the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Jasmine caught us up on how she danced through a summer in quarantine—and her goals, dance-related and otherwise, for the future.

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Catching Up With Cover Model Search Finalist Jamaii Melvin

We're thrilled for our Cover Model Search winner, Jasmine Cruz—but we also love our two runners-up, Abigail Jackson and Jamaii Melvin! We talked to Jamai about how life has changed since the last time we spoke with him.

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The 2020 National Dance Day Routine Has Arrived

While most of us are probably excited for autumn as proof that this turned-in-sickled-foot-esque year will soon be over with, there are still a few things to look forward to in 2020—including National Dance Day! Yes, the annual celebration hosted by American Dance Movement is still on, and the official routine is now available for you to learn, personalize, party to, teach your dad, and all of the things.

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