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Hamilton Makes History
One year into its Great White Way run, Hamilton continues to revolutionize Broadway—and how Broadway moves.
Photography by Erin Baiano. Hair and makeup by Chuck Jensen for Mark Edward Inc.

The Role That Got Away
Five Broadway performers share their not-so-successful audition stories.

NYC Newbies
How three dancers are making it in the Big Apple.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards
We honor the latest, greatest and danciest shows currently gracing the Great White Way.

Stilettos, Sweat and Tears (of Laughter)
A night of fabulousness with Yanis Marshall and Danielle Polanco.

Meet the 2016 Cover Model Search Finalists
Introducing Kerrynton Jones, Tatiana Melendez and Briar Nolet.

Up Front: Buzz
New York City Ballet's summer venue turns 50; Netflix's new dance-y show, "The Get Down."

Up Front: The Dirt
Fierce Shuffle Along tapper Karissa Royster.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Former Pacific Northwest Ballet star Carla Körbes.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Diary
Jordan Giles talks us through her weekend at DC Tap Fest.

Body Buzz
How to fix self-tanning disasters; makeup-brush maintenance.

Fitness
All about abs.

Fashion
NYC-inspired jazz looks for cool class style.

Beauty
Three looks for not-so-long locks.

Spotlight: Musical Theater
How to figure out which character heel height is best for you.

Spotlight: Modern
Learn a phrase from an iconic Mark Morris piece.

College Corner
The items every dance major needs to pack.

Branch Out
Jessica Spinner's transition from professional ballerina to wellness guru.

You Should Know
The multitalented Avery Gay.

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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?

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