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Two-Stepping
Keone and Mari Madrid do it all for the love of dance—and each other.

Conquering Stage Fright
How to keep performance-related nerves in check.

(How to Get) All Eyes on You
The keys to improving stage presence.

The Show Must Go On
Dealing with mid-performance mishaps.

Extreme Costumes
Dancers discuss the craziest styles they've ever worn.

Dance Spirit's 2015–2016 Costume Guide
Essential info on 75 of the industry's top manufacturers.

A Day in the Diet of…
Three pros share their food diaries.

Up Front: Buzz
Inside the new TV series "Flesh and Bone"; ballet happenings you don't want to miss.

The Dirt
Fiddler on the Roof's Jacob Guzman.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Boston Ballet principal Lia Cirio.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz
Recipes that make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers; how to conquer your bad habits.

Fashion
Out-of-this-world costumes.

Beauty
Contouring for the stage.

Spotlight: Choreography
Advice for creating large-group routines.

College Corner
How to pay for college.

You Should Know
Contemporary cutie Jezzaeyah "Jezzy" Slack.

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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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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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