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Love for the Runners-Up
Why you voted for Kerrynton Jones and Tatiana Melendez.

Strength in Numbers
The beauty of dancing in an ensemble.

In Her Shoes
Following ballerina Dusty Button.

#Trending
The best (and worst) of Nationals 2016.

Views from the Top
What's it really like to be a comp circuit celebrity?

Beat Burnout
Take action now to prevent a mid-season slump.

Assistant Aspirations
How to make the leap from convention attendee to assistant.

Dance Spirit's 2016-2017 Competition & Convention Guide
Info on this season's must-attend events.

Up Front: Buzz
The scoop on the Hamilton documentary and Broadway's newest show Holiday Inn.

Up Front: The Dirt
Ballet West dancer (and Breaking Pointe star) Allison DeBona.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Shaping Sound co-founder Teddy Forance.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Diary
Savannah Gaillard's weekends at the NYU Future Dancers and Dancemakers program.

Body Buzz
Light bedtime snacks that'll keep you full; what your nerve pain really means.

Fitness
A trio of ankle exercises to combat injury.

Nutrition
Everything you need to know about taking vitamins.

Fashion
Dramatic ensembles to keep you warm and looking chic.

Style Lab
Patterned pieces to release your inner wild-child.

Spotlight: Modern
Perfecting Graham technique means focusing on your hands.

College Corner
How to balance it all: homework, rehearsals and even a social life.

You Should Know
Ballerina-in-training Leili Rackow.

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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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