July/August 2013


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  • Your Name in Lights

    Jakob Karr, with his amazing extensions, and Kamille Upshaw, with her captivating stage presence, made names for themselves by ... More »

  • The Best of Broadway

    From fairy godmothers to lions, witches and outrageous wardrobes, the Great White Way has something for everyone. Here’s your ... More »

  • Dream Weekend in NYC

    Visiting NYC this summer? The first thing you’ll realize is that the Big Apple is just that: big. Plus, ... More »

  • On The Side

    You’ve just earned your first professional dance job with a great, albeit small, ballet company. You’re overjoyed—until you realize ... More »

  • The Girls with the Golden Feet

    Each year the Dance Spirit editors discover that narrowing down the Cover Model Search competition to a few finalists ... More »

  • From Broadway to Book Deal

    Travel to NYC? Check. Audition for Broadway show? Check. Win the starring role in said Broadway show? Check! By ... More »

  • The Dirt with Mollee Gray and Kent Boyd

    What do you get when you mix sand, retro bikinis and your favorite dancers rockin’ out on top of ... More »

  • Meredith Webster

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet veteran Meredith Webster has a presence that goes beyond movement, filling not only the stage ... More »

  • Six Dance Bag Must-Haves + Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    Six Dance Bag Must-Haves Whether you’re spending your summer competing at Nationals, taking classes at your studio or training ... More »

  • Say Cheese!

    Whether shredded, melted or sliced, cheese can transform an ordinary meal into a culinary delight. Unfortunately, it often gets ... More »

  • Are You Guilty?

    Let’s face it: Nobody’s perfect. Most dancers are guilty of some bad health habit, whether it’s late-night snacking or ... More »

  • Taking Times Square

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  • A Perfect Match?

    When a 15-year-old Daniella Karagach was first paired up with a 22-year-old Pasha Pashkov, she had her doubts. “My ... More »

  • Get Reel

    L.A.-based Haylee Roderick has been strutting her stuff on the commercial scene, dancing everywhere from “Glee” to the Academy ... More »

  • Dora Dolphin

    With a name like Dora Dolphin, you’re bound to be famous. But forget her catchy name—10-year-old Dora’s talent and ... More »

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Is dance a sport? Should it be in the Olympics? They're complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don't call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)

All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

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