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Teenage Mutants
Gabe De Guzman and Kaycee Rice are a stage match made in hip-hop heaven.

Choose Your Own Summer Adventure
Not sure which intensive is right for you? Take our quiz to find out.

"The Summer Program that Changed My Life"
Four pros talk about their most influential intensives.

The Dance Spirit 2016 Summer Study Guide

My Life on Insta
Seven days in Lucy Vallely's oh-so-photogenic life.

Up Front: Buzz
Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas show; talking to "Grease: Live!" choreographer Zach Woodlee.

Up Front: The Dirt
San Francisco Ballet's Isabella DeVivo.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Letter To My Teenage Self
American Ballet Theatre principal Stella Abrera.

Off The Record
Commercial dancer Cassandra Naud refused to let a birthmark get in the way of her dreams.

Body Buzz
The surprising ways seeds can benefit your body; how to prevent and handle Achilles tendinitis.

Health
Dancing with scoliosis.

Fashion
Meet four "Dancers of New York"—and find out how to get their studio style.

Style Lab
The unitard is back, and you'll love its new look.

Spotlight: Ballroom
Tips for tackling hip action.

College Corner
How to make the most out of your overnight visit.

Future Star
The second round of 2015 Future Star winners.

Branch Out
Inside "The Ensemblist" podcast.

You Should Know
Hip-hop phenom Bailey Sok.

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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 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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