December 2016 Table of Contents
Kida the Great
As the first winner of "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," 14-year-old Kida Burns is skyrocketing toward stardom.
The Wide World of Contemporary Dance
Take a spin around the globe and get to know the companies expanding what contemporary dance means today.
C'mon, Get Happy
Why choreographers are exploring the lighter side of contemporary dance.
Six pros share what they do precurtain to make sure they're at their best onstage.
Up Front: Buzz
Derek Hough talks "Hairspray Live!"
Up Front: The Dirt
The Joffrey Ballet's Nicole Ciapponi.
Letter to My Teenage Self
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Vernard J. Gilmore.
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.
Where Annabelle Lopez Ochoa finds inspiration.
Rockette newbie Laura Jakowenko details her first performance on the Radio City stage.
The surprising nutritional benefits of Nutcracker-inspired treats.
Are you just run down, or suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?
Our 2016 holiday gift guide.
Stay cozy in chic sweaters.
How to make your pointe shoes last all the way through Nutcracker season.
The toxic personalities you might encounter at comp—and how to handle them.
Get a Job
A glossary of must-know commercial career terms.
Meet the first batch of our 2016 winners.
You Should Know
Old-school charmer Lior Melnikov.