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Sky High

High Strung: Free Dance, the sequel to 2016's epic High Strung, is about to hit theaters. We've got all the details on the super-dancy film—and its drop-dead-gorgeous star, ballerina Juliet Doherty.


The Big Apple on a Bite-Sized Budget

Follow your NYC dance dreams without breaking the bank.


Presenting Dance Spirit's Annual Jazz Hand Awards

We rate the hottest new Broadway shows according to danciness.


Broadway Casting Director's Pet Peeves

Four directors share their biggest audition "don'ts"—and what to do instead.


Let's Take This Show on the Road

The intricate behind-the-scenes logistics of The Phantom of the Opera's North American tour.


Living the High (Heels) Life

Dancing confidently in heels isn't just fun—it's also one of the keys to a successful commercial career.


Meet the 2018 Cover Model Search Finalists

Introducing Sydney Burtis, Shelby Patterson, and Jacalyn Tatro.


The Buzz

The scoop on Isabella Boylston's Ballet Sun Valley Festival.


The Dirt

Carousel's Jess LeProtto.


Letter to My Teenage Self

Norwegian National Ballet soloist Whitney Jensen.


Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


Diary

We went behind the scenes of NBC's live taping of Jesus Christ Superstar.


Body Buzz

Everything you need to know about knee pain.


Fitness

Exercises to strengthen and stretch your quads.


Fashion

Groovy jazz looks that channel the 1970s.


Spotlight: Modern

The keys to mastering release technique.


College Corner

What happens when your college doesn't have a dance department.


Branch Out

How Kelly Schmutte of PerfectFit Pointe created an innovative pointe shoe pad solution.


You Should Know

Contemporary standout Bella Klassen.

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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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