January 2017 Table of Contents

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Golden Girl
Jade Chynoweth is well on her way to legendary status.

How to Nail Your Audition Video
Create a package that'll get you into the intensive of your dreams.

Summer Study Besties
Six pairs of professional dancers who met at summer intensives—and became friends for life.

The Dance Spirit 2017 Summer Study Guide
Get essential info on tons of intensives.

All-Around Artist
We followed NYCB principal Lauren Lovette for a day.

Up Front: Buzz
Behind the scenes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" with choreographer Kathryn Burns.

Up Front: The Dirt
Legendary b-boy Benny Kimoto.

Letter to My Teenage Self
The National Ballet of Canada's Greta Hodgkinson.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
Finding the right sports bra.

Ballroom costumes get mysterious.

Get Her Look
Steal Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer Alice Klock's style.

Spotlight: Ballroom
Should you specialize in Latin or Standard?

College Corner
Tackling senioritis.

Future Star
The second round of 2016 winners.

You Should Know
Tap standout Emma Wylie.

Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)

Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.

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Rochelle Mendoza-Axle, Courtesy Stiskin

In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:

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Right now, it seems like the entire world is equal parts obsessed with and thoroughly creeped out by Jordan Peele's Us, the horror film about devilish doppelgängers that's currently rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.

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