Calling all triple threats! The television show you’ve always dreamed of has arrived: “Glee.” This musical comedy, premiering Sept. 16 on FOX, follows a hopeful Spanish teacher as he takes on McKinley High School’s biggest challenge—coaching the Glee Club. The star-studded cast is stacked with Broadway alums, including Matthew Morrison (Hairspray) and Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz, as well as familiar TV faces like Jayma Mays (“Ugly Betty”) and Kevin McHale (“Zoey 101”).
The show is an edgy High School Musical meets American Pie, where the school jock (Cory Monteith) is bribed into joining the Glee Club but soon finds himself emotionally invested in the group—much to the dismay of his football teammates. The killer choreography (hats off to Zach Woodlee) and hit soundtrack channels that all-too-familiar performance high as you watch the show that brings you…well…glee! If you missed the sneak peek that aired this summer (we forgive you), log on to fox.com and check out our new obsession.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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 by clicking on their names here:
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Dancers are naturally "in their heads" all the time—but not always in productive ways. Long days of receiving and applying corrections, taking class, and performing can get to even the most composed individuals. What should you do when you feel like your mind is just as busy as your rehearsal schedule? Try meditation. Dance Spirit turned to Adreanna Limbach, a head teacher at NYC-based meditation studio MNDFL, for a breakdown of this highly beneficial practice.
Liz Imperio teaching at Hollywood Vibe, Courtesy of Hollywood Vibe
It's an increasingly common scenario: A talented dancer wins big at a competition, is offered an assistantship with a famous faculty member, and ends up leaving her hometown studio to travel with a convention. Convention-hopping has obvious benefits. Every event generates new content for dancers to post on social media, gives them a better shot at ending up on their favorite choreographers' accounts, lets them learn from the best of the best, and helps them make valuable connections. "Traveling is a great way for dancers to gain admirers around the country," says Jen Jarnot, owner of Artistic Fusion Dance Academy in Thornton, CO. "That's something every dancer craves." So it's no surprise that weekend FOMO has been blazing through studios like wildfire.
But is this jet-setter lifestyle really the most effective road to take? Can weekends of dancing with top talent truly replace the bread and butter of daily work at your home studio? The answer, according to most industry experts, is no. We asked five pros to explain why.