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Our comprehensive list of the best dance competitions and conventions out there, with all the essential details you need to plan a fantastic season. Explore below!

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We're giving away this Bloch jumpsuit that's featured in our October fashion story. Enter below for your chance to win it!

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This HDW DANCE leotard will make you feel extra elegant with an intricate lace back and a turtleneck cut. It's fully lined and will give you the confidence you need to nail every combination your dance teacher throws at you. Enter below for your chance to win it!

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This Luckyleo leotard is handmade from super soft, stretchy fabric. It features a low-cut back and boatneck front, a lined bust, and a lovely "Dusk Rose" print. Enter below for your chance to win it!

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Game Changers

The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is reimagining what a college dance program can be.

The Importance of a Dance Degree

What can you do with a college degree that you can't do without one?

Beyond The Dance Major

Five college-educated pros share why they chose a non-dance major—and how it helped their careers.

Choosing Your Concentration

From dance science to management to performance, there's more to a specialty within your dance major than you'd initially think.


Behind the scenes with one of American Ballet Theatre's supernumeraries.

My Lucky Charm

Nine dancers share the backstage tchotchkes that help the show go on.

The Dirt

Commercial dancer Justine Lutz.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Dancer and choreographer Galen Hooks.

Choreographer's Collage

Where Pam Tanowitz finds inspiration.


Student Catie Robinson details her life on campus as a dance major.

Body Buzz

The healthiest things to put on your tray in the school cafeteria.


Pilates exercises for dancers.


The importance of rest and recovery.


How—and when—to speak up for yourself in the studio.

The Look

Dancewear inspired by your academic schedule.

Style Lab

Blue crush-worthy denim-inspired pieces.


Stage-makeup-friendly highlighter techniques.

Ballet Spotlight

Mastering manèges.

College Corner

Getting the best recommendation letters.

YouShould Know

Hip-hopper Lil Dee Dee.


Tired of uncomfortable tights that dig into your waist and create unflattering bulges? Body Wrappers' knitted wide-waisted tights will keep you comfortable and give you the confidence you need to perform your very best during dance class. Enter below for your chance to win a pair!

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Remind your friends where you feel most at home with this fun T-shirt from Soffe. Whether you're in the studio or on the street, this is the perfect look for any dancer.

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This sporty short-sleeve pullover, with raw edges and an open neckline, is perfect for pulling over a bun and dance clothes. It's casual and comfy and transitions from studio to street as fast as you do after a long day of rehearsal. Enter below for your chance to win it!

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Get in the groove with the disco-fabulous unitard. You'll bring all the summer feels to the studio with the flower power pattern and bright colors. Enter below for your chance to win it!

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Sky High

High Strung: Free Dance, the sequel to 2016's epic High Strung, is about to hit theaters. We've got all the details on the super-dancy film—and its drop-dead-gorgeous star, ballerina Juliet Doherty.

The Big Apple on a Bite-Sized Budget

Follow your NYC dance dreams without breaking the bank.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards

We rate the hottest new Broadway shows according to danciness.

Broadway Casting Director's Pet Peeves

Four directors share their biggest audition "don'ts"—and what to do instead.

Let's Take This Show on the Road

The intricate behind-the-scenes logistics of The Phantom of the Opera's North American tour.

Living the High (Heels) Life

Dancing confidently in heels isn't just fun—it's also one of the keys to a successful commercial career.

Meet the 2018 Cover Model Search Finalists

Introducing Sydney Burtis, Shelby Patterson, and Jacalyn Tatro.

The Buzz

The scoop on Isabella Boylston's Ballet Sun Valley Festival.

The Dirt

Carousel's Jess LeProtto.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Norwegian National Ballet soloist Whitney Jensen.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


We went behind the scenes of NBC's live taping of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Body Buzz

Everything you need to know about knee pain.


Exercises to strengthen and stretch your quads.


Groovy jazz looks that channel the 1970s.

Spotlight: Modern

The keys to mastering release technique.

College Corner

What happens when your college doesn't have a dance department.

Branch Out

How Kelly Schmutte of PerfectFit Pointe created an innovative pointe shoe pad solution.

You Should Know

Contemporary standout Bella Klassen.




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