May/June 2015 Table of Contents

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A Whole New Maddie
Maddie Ziegler's journey from reality TV star to Sia's muse.

Welcome to L.A.
Four pros share their favorite dancer hotspots.

Lights, Camera, Action
The 10 best dance movie moments of all time.

Up Front: Buzz
What ballerina Carla Körbes wishes she'd known at the start of her career.

Up Front: The Dirt
Commercial dancer Amanda Cleghorn.

Quiz
Can you match the dance movie to its tagline?

Letter to My Teenage Self
Tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Off the Record
Twelve-year-old Georgia Bernbaum is bringing dance classes to the homeless.

Body Buzz
Last-minute recital rescues; everything you need to know about plantar fasciitis.

Mind
What your dance dreams say about you.

Fitness
Pre-barre exercises to get you ready for class.

Nutrition
The inside scoop on the Paleo diet.

Fashion
The four "It" pieces every commercial dancer needs.

Style Lab
The LBL (little black leo).

Spotlight: Tap
What it means to be a hoofer.

College Corner
What every dancer should ask on a campus tour.

You Should Know
Hip-hop prodigy Gabe De Guzman.

Photo by Dean Alexander

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Just for Fun
YouTuber Michelle Khare (second from left), with Alison Stroming (second from right), looking none too shabby at her final recital (screenshot via YouTube)

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