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Get Inspired By Harper Watters' Anti-Bullying Collaboration with "Teen Vogue" and Instagram

It's National Bullying Prevention Month—and Houston Ballet breakout star Harper Watters is exactly the advocate young dancers facing bullying need. Watters is no novice when it comes to slaying on social media, but his Bullying Prevention Month collaboration with Teen Vogue and Instagram is him at his most raw, speaking about his own experiences with bullies, and how his love of dance helped him to overcome adversity. Watters even penned an incredible op-ed for Teen Vogue's website, where he talks candidly about growing up queer. Catch his amazing anti-bullying video here—and, as Watters says, "Stay fabulous, stay flawless, stay flexible, but most importantly, stay fearless."


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Taylor (left) and Reese Hatala. Photo by Joe Toreno. Hair and makeup throughout by Lisa Chamberlain for the Rex Agency

Sister Act: How Taylor and Reese Hatala Became the “It Girls” of the Digital Moment

Well, there goes another hour spent watching the Hatala sisters on TikTok.

It's easy to get lost in the feeds of Taylor and Reese Hatala, thanks to their mix of serious dance talent, endearing silliness, and knack for eye-catching short-form choreography. Seventeen-year-old Taylor and 14-year-old Reese are popping, wiggling, and throwing major face as skillfully as pros twice their ages—and they're doing it from their kitchen, bedrooms, and backyard at home in Canada, where they're currently #SocialDisDancing.

Casual as their vibe is, the Hatalas are strategic about their social presence. Those carefree-feeling TikToks are carefully crafted in a basement dance studio, then rehearsed and nit-picked to perfection before filming. It's a process that reflects the work ethic the girls have honed during professional gigs—from competing on "World of Dance" (both) and "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (Reese), to backing Justin Bieber (both) and Lil Nas X (Taylor).

But the goofiness? That's 100 percent real. These down-to-earth dancers truly admire each other and love to joke around. They're refreshingly normal teenagers—who just so happen to be sensationally talented and social-media savvy.

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9 Dancers Using Their Art to Advocate for Change

Dance and activism can go hand in hand in a number of ways. Over the past few months, many dancers have turned to their art not only to advocate in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but to highlight injustice within the dance world itself. Whether it's incorporating dance into protests, starting conversations with other members of the dance community, or expressing themselves through personal creative projects, dancers are finding ways to speak out.

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World of Dance Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...

This season's "World of Dance" finale hit different. Like countless other performances this year, the episode (filmed in early March) was impacted by COVID-19. For the first time in the series' history, the finale was filmed without a studio audience.

But nothing could stop the finalists from leaving all they had on the "WOD" stage. Here's a spoiler-filled recap of how the night went down.

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