In Honor of #NationalSelfieDay: Our Favorite Dancer Selfies of All Time

Happy #NationalSelfieDay! (Lookin' at you, social media mavens.)

Whether you prefer the classic duck face, the soft smile or the always-fun mirror pic, there's no doubt that we dancers love ourselves a good selfie. And in honor of the holiday, we've rounded up the greatest selfie snaps from some of our fave dancers (dance celebs...they're just like us, amirite?).

One thing's clear, the dance world's selfie game is STRONGand literally crosses all genres. From prima ballerinas backstage in the dressing room to belles of the ballroom in the rehearsal studio to Broadway babies at the Tony's, these fab shots prove that there's seriously no selfie better than a #dancerselfie:

Firebird on the brain...❤️??@mistyonpointe @abtofficial @metopera #metseason2016 @barbiestyle

A photo posted by Stella Abrera (@stellaabreradetsky) on

Tonight, I do no Sugar Plum...but tonight, I boutta Plumb this Sugar! #DustyButton #SugarPlumbFairy ?

A photo posted by Dusty Button™ (@dusty_button) on

What an amazing switch up week with this incredible man! @nyledimarco let's kill it tonight!! ? #dwts

A photo posted by Sharna Burgess (@sharnaburgess) on

Y'all ready? #LEMONADE

A photo posted by Ashley Everett (@ashleycmeverett) on

I literally brought the veil... Moments away from jamming out on @thetonyawards #sisters ????

A photo posted by melaniekmoore (@melaniekmoore) on

Family outing today. So fun! @misstilerpeck #grizandcali

A photo posted by Robbie Fairchild (@robbiefairchild) on

First night ? #JLoVegas

A photo posted by Gaby Diaz (@itsgabydiaz) on

Headin to @jumpdance Buffalo with these knuckleheads. @teddyforance @nicklazzarini

A photo posted by Misha Gabriel (@mishagabriel) on

Feeling inspired? Show us your own #dancerselfie on Twitter @Dance_SpiritMag!

Want more Dance Spirit?

Dance News
(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 by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

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
Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)

It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)

All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

Keep Reading Show less
Dance on TV
Photo by Erin Baiano

When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.

Keep Reading Show less



Get Dance Spirit in your inbox