Highlighter Chic

Members of Ellenore Scott's ELSCO Dance model hot neon looks.


Taking Times Square

Motown: The Musical's Sasha Hutchings models jazz dancewear in NYC's bustling theater district.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Channel your favorite pop stars in these must-have re-creations of iconic music videos.


Spring into Style

Members of the Floyd Central Dazzlers show off flashy dance team looks.


Classically Captivating

Wow the audience in these stunning black and white ballet costumes.


Standout Style

Broadway vet and "So You Think You Can Dance" alum Ariana DeBose dishes on her go-to audition looks.


Strictly Ballroom

Jaw-dropping ballroom costumes inspired by some of our favorite "Dancing with the Stars" ensembles



It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A guide to the gifts on every dancer's wish list


Four Seasons of Fashion

A year's worth of hot (and cool) costumes

Get Cozy

Members of Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective model comfy winter warm-ups.

Brighten Up!

Three dance majors from The University of the Arts model colorful back-to-school looks.

A Smash Hit

Dancers form the TV musical "Smash" model Fosse-inspired jazz dancewear.

Work Your Wardrobe

How to style the perfect outfit for your next commercial audition or class.

Get Glamorized

Turn heads the moment you step on the court with these super-sparkly, ultra-bright costumes.

Five Days with Keenan

Keenan Kampa Models a week's worth of beautiful ballet looks for every type of rehearsal.

Spot-On Audition Wear

Not sure what to wear to your next audition? Look no further: We've got it all figured out for you.

Revamp Your Rehearsal Wear

Eleven looks that will make you want to practice.

Great Gifts For Every Dancer

The bunhead, the theater-dance fanatic, the funky diva, the contemporary queen—We've got the perfect present for each dancer on your list!

The Full Spectrum

Costumes in every color of the rainbow.

Play Up Your Bod

Dancewear to make every body type look its best.

Back to Basics
Leotards, shorts, bra tops, unitards, leggings—you can never have enough. Before heading back to school (and the studio), stock up on this season's must-have dancewear basics. Check out our favorite styles, featuring flattering cuts in rich jewel tones for fall.

Look Like a Leading Lady

Head to your next theater dance class dressed for your dream role in jazz dancewear inspired by iconic Broadway characters.

Punked Out 

Unleash your wild side! Break all the rules in these edgy hip-hop looks. Blasts of color, sassy fishnets and a whole lotta attitude scream, "Rock on!"

Dance Team Rehearsal Wear 

Members of the Hofstra University Dance Team model rockin' studio looks.

Ballerina Blooms 

Indulge in our gorgeous garden of flower-inspired tutus.

Eye-Catching Audition Wear 

The perfect outfits for any audition.

Winter (Warm-Up) Wonderland 

Members of the Francesca Harper Project model the hottest ways to keep warm.

Every Dancer's Holiday Wish List 

Check out—and check off—all your favorite gifts!

Dancing Through The Decades 

The coolest costumes inspired by some of our favorite eras.

Red Hot Runway 

Rock the fashion world's latest trends—on the dance floor.

Best Dressed 

Whether you're a popular preppy or a rebel without a cause, these school-inspired looks will take you from the classroom to the studio in style.

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

Cover Model Search
Photo by Erin Baiano

Imagine attending American Ballet Theatre's prestigious NYC summer intensive, training among classical ballet legends. Imagine taking the stage at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, competing against some of the country's best contemporary dancers. Now, imagine doing both—at the same time.

Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."

Maddie has an expressive face, endless extensions, and a quiet command of the stage. She dances with remarkable maturity—a trait noted by none other than Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on NBC's "World of Dance," on which Maddie competed in Season 2. Although Maddie didn't take home the show's top prize, she was proud to be the youngest remaining soloist when she was eliminated, and saw the whole experience as an opportunity to grow. After all, she's just getting started. Oh, that's right—did we mention Maddie's only 14?

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Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)

If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.

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