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The Rising Stars of Ballroom

8 dancers you need to know about.


Summer Study Mistakes

How can you avoid picking the wrong summer intensive?


Intensive Alternatives

Summer strategies that will keep you growing in the off season.


How to Tune Up Your Spotting

A much-needed refresher on the key to flawless turns.


Buzz

The inside scoop on this month's Rent: Live.


The Dirt

Commercial queen Delaney Glazer.


Letter to My Teenage Self

Tapper Sarah Reich.


Body Buzz

The best essential oils for dancers.


Fitness

Weight-lifting exercises to build strength.


The Look

Graceful looks that'll sweep you off your feet.


College Corner

How to make the most of winter break.


Future Star

The second round of 2018 winners.


You Should Know

Ballet star Ashley Lew.

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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.

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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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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