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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.

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How Broadway veterans survive eight shows a week.

Spotlight: Modern
Everything you need to know about inversions.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

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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Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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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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