One of Your Summer Web Interns

Hi Blog Readers!

I'm Krista, one of the summer web interns here at Dance Spirit. This summer I'll be blogging about dance performances I attend, classes I take, and any other dance-related happenings.


A little about me: I'm originally from Atlanta, GA, where I studied ballet, modern, jazz, and a little bit of tap, and danced with a member company of RDA's Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. After I graduated high school I moved to Texas to attend the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University. As a TCU dance major I was able to perform, choreograph, work with a great faculty, and take class from guest artists, including Alonzo King, artistic director of LINES Ballet! TCU helped me move out of my mostly ballet comfort zone, and lately I've been focused more on modern and contemporary styles and also musical theater. But don't worry, I still take ballet class regularly. There's nothing better for my strength!


I just graduated with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance, but I have one more semester to finish up a second degree (I know, I'm a hopeless overachiever), a BA in Writing. This internship uses my experience from both of my majors, and involves two of my favorite things: words and dance! Web interns help with the online portions of Dance Spirit and some of the other magazines (Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, and Pointe), like the e-newsletters, the back issue pages, etc. We also moderate the forums... so be good on the message boards!


But, when I'm not in the office, I'll be taking class all over (I've already hit Dance New Amsterdam, Steps (where I saw 2007's SYTYCD winner, Sabra!), Broadway Dance Center, and New Dance Group for classes) and going to performances (Last week I saw Curtains, A Chorus Line, The SAB end-of-year workshop, and New York City Ballet. Tonight I'm seeing Alvin Ailey!). I'll keep you posted!




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We figure, if you're going to be watching TV anyways, why not make it dancy TV? After all, watching pros dance on-screen is basically dance class homework...or at least we'll say it is. Here are five of the danciest TV shows for you to watch—and where to find them.

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2020 Dance Grads: We Want to Put You on Our Cover!

Hello, all you members of the great Dance Class of 2020. With the world on lockdown, this hasn't been the graduation season you expected. You likely weren't able to go to prom; your commencement ceremonies have probably been delayed or canceled; and you might not have been able to take your planned-for final bow onstage.

Since you're missing out on so much, we'd like to give you a virtual ovation, to recognize all you've accomplished. And what's the highest honor we can bestow? The cover of Dance Spirit!

Here's the plan:

  • If you're a high school or college senior dancer, use this form to submit your information and dance portrait.
  • Each day during the month of May, we'll create a digital Dance Spirit cover starring one of you, chosen at random—31 covers in total.
  • At the end of the month, we'll create a "commencement video" featuring even more of your submitted dance photos.
  • 100 of you, selected by lottery, will also receive free one-year subscriptions to the print magazine.

Merde, 2020 graduates, as you dance your way into the future!

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