Peek Inside Our New iPad App!

So, you know that Dance Spirit has an iPad app. And we've told you that it's awesome. But I wanted to give you a sense of just how awesome it really is—by showing you some of its coolest features.

Let's begin with the March cover, shall we? At first glance, it looks pretty much the way it does on newsstands:

But say you want to enjoy that gorgeous photo of Keenan Kampa minus the cover lines. No problem—just tap two times, and voila!

Since Keenan is amazing, let's jump to her cover story—which is easy to do, thanks to the oh-so-handy navigation bar:

So now we're in the cover layout. We took so many gorgeous photos of Keenan that, to cram 'em all into the print version, we had to make them on the small side. But say you want to see a larger version of this guy:

Can do! Just tap to expand that (and any other) photo:

Pretty neat, right? Same thing goes for Keenan's lovely fashion images:

And the fun doesn't end there. Did you love our ballroom story, "Find Your Frame"? You'll love the iPad version even more, because it has little Easter-egg tips scattered throughout. Tap on "Tip #1"...

...to find out all about the ballroom frame's four points of connection:

Technology is fun! And this isn't even half of what the DS app has up its sleeve. (Seriously—I keep discovering more and more cool features.) Intrigued? Find the app today at the iTunes store—or, from your iPad, go to "Newsstand" and search for "Dance Spirit."

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Photo by Erin Baiano

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