May/June 2016 Table of Contents

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#Twinsies
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.

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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