Well I'm here to preach it: As the month of December kicks off, it's your last chance to enter the Cover Model Search! If you want to see yourself on the cover of Dance Spirit in 2013, you've gotta get uploading right this minute, because the deadline for next year's entry is December 31, 2012!
Upload your very best solo video in the "Cover Model Search" category. (It's the one in the top left, see?)
Enter a brief description. Tell us your name, your age, your dance studio and a bit about why you're so great. The dancing will tell us everything else we need to know.
Then sit tight while the DS editors watch every video that gets uploaded. In January, we'll narrow down the finalists and then we'll do the whole CMS thing: We pick three super-awesome dancers, fly them to NYC, take them to classes at Broadway Dance Center, hook them up with some sick Discount Dance Supply gear, get them to a Broadway show and get them on set for a professional photo shoot for the magazine.
Sounds like a blast, right?
But you can't come to NYC if you don't enter! So get your confidence going and start uploading. We can't wait to watch you.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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:
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.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.