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He Ain't Sorry

Whether he's tilting in pink stilettos or tendu-ing in ballet slippers, Harper Watters is always undeniably unapologetically himself—and it's put him on the fast track to fame.

Dance Class Goes Digital

How can you make the most of online training opportunities?

The Multi-Hyphenate Dancer

Why—and how—so many young dancers are also pursuing careers as models, actresses, singers, and designers (or all of the above).

When Persistence Pays Off

Meet five dancers who auditioned multiple times for a gig they really, really wanted.

Up Front: Talk to Us

What people are saying about Dance Spirit.

Up Front: Buzz

The scoop on Broadway's new musical Frozen.

Up Front: The Dirt

Frozen's Kali Grinder.

24 Letter to My Teenage Self

San Francisco Ballet principal Dores André.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage

Where Molly Long finds inspiration.

Body: Buzz

The most common dancer toenail troubles.

Body: Health

How to deal with insomnia.

The Look: Fashion

Audition looks get detailed.

Spotlight: Hip Hop

How to battle like a champion.

Musical Theater

What it takes to be a dance captain.

College Corner

Overcoming injuries at school.

Get a Job

Acing the interview portion of auditions.

Branch Out

Dancer Lee Gumbs' rising photography fame.

You Should Know

Contemporary (and ballroom!) kid Carter Williams.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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