May/June 2014


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  • Crazy in Love: Hollywood’s Dance Power Couples

    Mark Kanemura & Jeremy Hudson It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, and Mark Kanemura and Jeremy Hudson are holding ... More »

  • Small Town, Big Dreams

    You know the story: a performer from Nowhere, USA, works hard her whole life and becomes a talented unknown. ... More »

  • Lasting Connections

    One of the biggest perks of a summer intensive is meeting great people. In just a few weeks, you ... More »

  • If You’ve Got It…

    Got rock-hard abs, crazy-long legs or a beautiful back? Show ’em off at your next commercial audition!   Related

  • Double Duty

    Dancers pack a lot of gear—leotards, tights, shorts, tops, skirts, sweaters and tons of shoes. And that doesn’t even ... More »

  • It’s Tony Time!

    The Tony Awards celebrate Broadway’s best and brightest. This year, they’ll be broadcast live from NYC on June 8, ... More »

  • The Dirt

    Zendaya has come a long way since her first hip-hop classes at 8 years old. Growing up in Oakland, ... More »

  • Letter To My Teenage Self

    Kathleen Breen Combes may be only 5′ 4″, but she looks like the tallest person onstage—an optical illusion created ... More »

  • My Week at the Prix de Lausanne

    Houston Ballet II’s Tyler Donatelli was one of only 10 dancers from the United States accepted to compete at ... More »

  • Stinky Situations + Snack Away Stress

    B.O. got you down? Don’t sweat it! These three DS-approved deodorants will help you fight the stench during summer ... More »

  • The “I” in Team

    You’re used to dancing solos at competition, but now you’ve been cast in a large group piece. Or maybe ... More »

  • I Love Going Out to Eat!

    You’re at a Mexican restaurant with some friends, and the food looks amazing. You see nachos smothered in cheese, ... More »

  • Mastering Adagio

    In Act II of Giselle, the ballerina stands center stage and dances an adagio—without a partner. She has to ... More »

  • Tap the Tale

    We’ve all been captivated by dances that skillfully blend beautiful technique with an engaging storyline: classic ballets, rousing Broadway ... More »

  • Sophia Anne Caruso

    When NBC aired The Sound of Music Live!, viewers fell in love with the 12-year-old triple threat playing Brigitta ... More »

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