Whether you're prepping for an onstage performance or primping for rehearsal, dancers need makeup that'll last. But smudge-proof products guaranteed to get you through a day of dancing can be hard to come by. That's why Dance Spirit rounded up some of our favorite long-lasting beauty products that'll stay on your face long after you've left the dance floor!
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
This Urban Decay foundation is perfect for performances that require full coverage. It works for the stage because it's designed to stay on no matter what you're doing (including 32 fouetté turns). The oil-free formula has a matte finish that actually absorbs oil, so that even when you're sweating up a storm, you won't actually look like you are. And a little bit goes a long way. Just be sure to thoroughly remove it when you're done because it really does stay put.
Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)
Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.
In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:
Right now, it seems like the entire world is equal parts obsessed with and thoroughly creeped out by Jordan Peele's Us, the horror film about devilish doppelgängers that's currently rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.