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.

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.

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Dance Team
Rochelle Mendoza-Axle, Courtesy Stiskin

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:

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Sponsored by Joffrey Ballet School

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.

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