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Belle of the Ballroom
Witney Carson's rise to fame on both "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

The 2015 Dance Resolution Calendar
Your guide to a full year of dance renewal.

Quiz: What's Your Audition Type?
Find out how you deal when the pressure's on.

Audition Troubleshooting
Tips to help you calm your audition-day jitters.

Dance Spirit's Summer Study Guide
Get essential info on more than 250 intensives—and find out which programs nine pros attended growing up.

College Corner
Three university dance departments that offer summer programs for high schoolers.

Up Front: Buzz
Ballerina-turned-actress Amanda Schull talks about her new TV show, "12 Monkeys."

Up Front: The Dirt
Best friends Montana Efaw and Sloan-Taylor Rabinor.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Broadway vet Nick Adams.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Off the Record
How one ballet student in Dallas is helping the environment.

Body Buzz
What to eat when you've got a cold; a healthier alternative to perfectionism.

Everything you need to know about breasts—and tips to help you find the perfect sports bra.

Sparkly ballroom costumes inspired by starry night skies.

Style Lab
Mesh inserts add spice to everything from leotards to leggings.

Got super-long hair? These two styles will tame it for class or performance.

Spotlight: Ballet
How to perfect your penchées.

Spotlight: Ballroom
Technique basics for ballroom newbies.

Future Star Winners, Part 2
Meet more of our 2014 awardees.

You Should Know
Contemporary cutie Tate McRae.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

Take one look at Kaeli Ware's Instagram page and you'll be captivated. The elegant, impossibly long-limbed ballet dancer has over 110 thousand followers hooked on her every polished move. But the 19-year-old phenom isn't just a social media sensation. Having already conquered the competition scene and the world of dance reality TV, Ware recently joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a trainee. These days, she splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia, PA, where she continues to beef up her classical training at The Rock School for Dance Education.

She's not a traditional bunhead, and she's not a run-of-the-mill social influencer, either. Instead, Ware is creating her own hybrid career path—and it's taking her to impressive places.

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5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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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 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?


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