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A Char Char-med Life

Charlize Glass isn't the cute little girl in that Beyoncé video anymore. She's become a professional dancer with a flavah all her own.

What Summer Intensive Directors Are Really Thinking at Auditions

The scoop on how to stand out.

The Summer Study Style Challenge

Why a summer program is the perfect place to try out an unfamiliar technique.

The Dance Spirit 2018 Summer Study Guide

Get essential info on hundreds of intensives.

Plié—and Sautée!

Recipes from dancers who know their way around a kitchen.

Up Front: Buzz

How companies around the U.S. are celebrating choreographer Jerome Robbins' 100th birthday.

Up Front: The Dirt

Martha Graham Dance Company dancer Marzia Memoli.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Broadway dancer Ryan Steele.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz

All about cramps and spasms.

Fitness

Exercises to combat hyperextension probs.

Fashion

Outfits that go from the gym to dance class.

Style Lab

Crazy-cute crop tops.

Modern Spotlight

Mastering Trisha Brown's signature style.

College Corner

Why you should be using your campus' career services office.

Future Star

The second round of 2017 winners.

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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.

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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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