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Dancing Outside the Lines

Commercial phenom Amanda LaCount is #breakingthestereotype, proving that talent comes in all shapes and sizes.


"The Craziest Place I've Ever Danced"

Six pros on their most outside-the-box performance venues.


Dressing Frozen on Broadway

We got an exclusive peek at the show's wardrobe room.


Dance Is for Every Body

Meet performers who are tackling dance's body-diversity issue head-on.


#Blessed

Nine dancers on what they're grateful for this year.


Buzz

The inside scoop on the new film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.


The Dirt

King Kong on Broadway's Eliza Ohman.


Letter to My Teenage Self

Boston Ballet principal Ashley Ellis.


Body Buzz

Everything you need to know about swelling.


Health

The sleep mistakes most dancers make.


The Look

Head under the sea for costumes overflowing with mermaid magic.


Hip Hop

The ins and outs of toprocking.


College Corner

The finals self-care guide.


You Should Know

Contemporary kid Joziah German.

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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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