Recap: Top 12 Elimination Plus Exclusive Info on Jeanine and Kayla

Last night’s show was very intense since the judges had to determine who would make the tour. The evening had two unexpected twists. We were first surprised when Phillip was cut since he has so many adoring fans. But we respect the judges’ decision. Although he stepped it up last night , overall, he hasn’t progressed much beyond his style. His goodbye speech was very sweet and sent a positive message to street dancers everywhere. The second shock was when both Caitlin (who we had a feeling would be eliminated) and Phillip were invited on the tour as swings. Hurray!

We’re also ecstatic that former DS fashion models, Jeanine and Kayla, made the prestigious top ten! We dug up the pages from our archives featuring them. Check out the links below to learn more about these two ladies (before they were stars!).






—Lauren Levinson

(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 by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

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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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