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Who run the world? "Fraternal Twins" Taylor Hatala and Larsen Thompson.

What's Your Dance Movie IQ?
Think you know everything about the danciest films ever? Test your knowledge with our quiz.

The Cool Kid's Guide to L.A.
Four pro dancers' favorite places around the city.

Caught on Camera
Director/cinematographer Tim Milgram and choreographer Talia Favia talk about how those viral dance videos get made.

"How I Got the Gig"
Six dancers discuss their not-so-ordinary paths to major, memorable jobs.

Up Front: Buzz
"So You Think You Can Dance" returns with a major twist; American Ballet Theatre's Skylar Brandt on The Golden Cockerel.

Up Front: The Dirt
Paramour's Raven McCrae.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Kellie Epperheimer.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Diary
Evie Dolan takes us inside Broadway's School of Rock.

Body Buzz
The best in-season farmers' market picks; how to deal with ingrown toenails.

Mind
Don't let an unexpected summer level placement get you down.

Fitness
Three exercises for better turnout.

Fashion
Punked-out commercial looks for your inner rebel.

Style Lab
The basic ballet skirt gets an update with fresh cuts and fun prints.

Spotlight: Ballet
How to master grand rond de jambe.

Spotlight: Tap
The scoop on tap's cousin, sand dancing.

College Corner
The hottest summer dance festivals on college campuses.

You Should Know
Versatile comp queen Nina Bartell.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

Take one look at Kaeli Ware's Instagram page and you'll be captivated. The elegant, impossibly long-limbed ballet dancer has over 110 thousand followers hooked on her every polished move. But the 19-year-old phenom isn't just a social media sensation. Having already conquered the competition scene and the world of dance reality TV, Ware recently joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a trainee. These days, she splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia, PA, where she continues to beef up her classical training at The Rock School for Dance Education.

She's not a traditional bunhead, and she's not a run-of-the-mill social influencer, either. Instead, Ware is creating her own hybrid career path—and it's taking her to impressive places.

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Boston Ballet principal Seo Hye Han as Cinderella in Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet)

5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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