July/August 2015 Table of Contents

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High Strung's High Drama
Get ready for the hottest dance movie of the summer, starring Keenan Kampa and Ian Eastwood.

Which Broadway Show Is Your Life?
Take our quiz to find out.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Broadway Awards
The Great White Way is full of award-worthy dance action.

Becoming Pan
Melanie Moore leads a backstage tour of Finding Neverland.

25 NYC Life Hacks
How to handle the city like a pro.

"Ouch" Doesn't Have to Mean "Goodbye"
What to do if you get injured at your summer intensive.

Meet the 2015 Cover Model Search Finalists
Introducing Michelle May, Jordan Pelliteri and Gabriella Stilo.

Up Front: Buzz
Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and dancer Sasha Hutchings talk about Hamilton on Broadway.

Up Front: The Dirt
Internet hip-hop sensation Adi Malcolm.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Choreographer Bobby Newberry.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
Treat yo' self with relaxing indulgences; food to relieve painful sunburn.

Health
Your unhealthiest everyday habits.

Fashion
Jazz dancewear inspired by iconic NYC landmarks.

Beauty
How to properly secure stage wigs.

Spotlight: Musical Theater
Expert advice for singing and dancing—simultaneously.

Spotlight: Ballet
Tips and tricks to improve your petit allégro.

Branch Out
Dancer-turned-costume designer Reid Bartelme.

College Corner
Dance in the ivy leagues.

You Should Know
Budding ballerina Florrie Geller.

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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Dance Team
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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Sponsored by Joffrey Ballet School

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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