November 2017 Table of Contents


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No Limits
Janelle Ginestra lives life full-out both onstage and off—and she's just getting started.

Janelle in #BeastMode
We went behind the scenes of one of Janelle Ginestra's sold-out IMMA SPACE classes.

The Choreographer-Composer Connection
Dancemakers dish on their musical collaborations.

Standing Still
Making the most of being motionless onstage.

A Tutu Is Born
Follow a National Ballet of Canada Swan Lake tutu from sketch to stage.

Buzz
The scoop on Broadway's latest revival, Once On This Island.

The Dirt
Alonzo King LINES Ballet's Madeline DeVries.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Contemporary star Kathryn McCormick.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Buzz
How your cell phone could be affecting your dancing.

Fitness
Strength training exercises for male partners.

Fashion
This year's costumes come straight from the circus big top.

Shop
Where to buy all the stuff you love from this issue.

Tap
The historic routine every tapper needs to know.

College Corner
Essay writing 101.

You Should Know
Commercial dancer Kyndall Harris.

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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