July/August 2017 Table of Contents

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Tapping Toward Stardom
Eloise Kropp's effervescent energy is electrifying Broadway.

That Swing Life
They go on so the show can go on! Welcome to the world of swings, the unsung heroes of Broadway.

Your Personalized NYC Itinerary
Take our personality quiz to get a trip tailor-made for your dancer needs.

Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards
We honor the hottest new shows gracing Broadway, ranked according to danciness.

Sister, Sister
These six sets of dancing sibs keep it all in the family.

Meet the 2017 Cover Model Search Finalists
Introducing Haley Hartsfield, Kaylin Maggard and Michelle Quiner.

Up Front: Buzz
The scoop on Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's world premiere.

Up Front: The Dirt
New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Broadway baby Paloma Garcia Lee.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Off the Record
Ballet student Averi Hodgson's struggles with epilepsy and scoliosis.

Body Buzz
Keeping your skin safe in the summer sun.

Fitness
High-intensity interval training 101.

Fashion
Musical theater outfits guaranteed to wow.

Spotlight: Musical Theater
How Broadway veterans survive eight shows a week.

Spotlight: Modern
Everything you need to know about inversions.

College Corner
A guide to scholarships.

Branch Out
Why Erin Carpenter created the tights company Nude Barre.

You Should Know
Contemporary star Kaylee Quinn.

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