September 2015 Table of Contents

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The Next Chapter
Michaela DePrince looks to the future at Dutch National Ballet.

Electric "Youth"
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a Kyle Hanagami video shoot.

Allison Holker's Top 10 Reasons to Go for It
Why she thinks taking risks always pays off.

My Non-Dance Hobbies
Eight dancers discuss the offstage interests that help them recharge.

Doubling Up
Should you double-major in college?

Dancers with Degrees
Four pros talk about their college experiences.

The College Prep Timeline
What to do—and when to do it—if you want to dance in college.

College Corner
Introducing the University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Dance Spirit's 2015 Higher Ed Guide
A state-by-state breakdown of 150 colleges and universities with dance programs.

Up Front: Buzz
The Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb on dancing Juliet for the camera; all the ballet in SoCal.

Up Front: The Dirt
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Keo Motsepe.

Quiz
Are you a "So You Think You Can Dance" superfan? Test your knowledge.

Letter to My Teenage Self
New York City Ballet principal Sterling Hyltin.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
Where Tricia Miranda finds inspiration.

Off the Record
Christina Ricucci's road to recovery after Lyme disease.

Body Buzz
Packable, studio-friendly dinners; everything you need to know about Charley horses.

Fitness
Exercises to improve your balance.

Health
Sprains, strains and breaks—do you know the difference?

Mind
How to deal with favoritism when you're not the teacher's pet.

Fashion
These back-to-school styles look amazing from every angle.

Style Lab
Cozy legwarmers of all lengths.

Beauty
Post-class 'dos that take advantage of in-class sweat.

Spotlight: Ballet
What to expect at your first pointe shoe fitting.

Spotlight: Competition
How to make the most of your time with a guest choreographer.

Get a Job
Advice for balancing dance jobs with your academic commitments.

You Should Know
The super-versatile Emma Sutherland.

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Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.

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In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:

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But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.

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