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Game Changers

The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is reimagining what a college dance program can be.


The Importance of a Dance Degree

What can you do with a college degree that you can't do without one?


Beyond The Dance Major

Five college-educated pros share why they chose a non-dance major—and how it helped their careers.


Choosing Your Concentration

From dance science to management to performance, there's more to a specialty within your dance major than you'd initially think.


Super-Lative

Behind the scenes with one of American Ballet Theatre's supernumeraries.


My Lucky Charm

Nine dancers share the backstage tchotchkes that help the show go on.


The Dirt

Commercial dancer Justine Lutz.


Letter to My Teenage Self

Dancer and choreographer Galen Hooks.


Choreographer's Collage

Where Pam Tanowitz finds inspiration.


Diary

Student Catie Robinson details her life on campus as a dance major.


Body Buzz

The healthiest things to put on your tray in the school cafeteria.


Fitness

Pilates exercises for dancers.


Health

The importance of rest and recovery.


Mind

How—and when—to speak up for yourself in the studio.


The Look

Dancewear inspired by your academic schedule.


Style Lab

Blue crush-worthy denim-inspired pieces.


Beauty

Stage-makeup-friendly highlighter techniques.


Ballet Spotlight

Mastering manèges.


College Corner

Getting the best recommendation letters.


YouShould Know

Hip-hopper Lil Dee Dee.

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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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Mandy Moore Puts Dance in the Spotlight in NBC's Newest Series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"

Imagine living in a real-life musical, where spontaneous song-and-dance breaks happen as often in the street as they do onstage. After a series of unusual events, every dancers' dream becomes an unexpected reality for computer coder Zoey Clarke (played by Jane Levy) in NBC's newest series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Although at first her new powers catch Zoey off guard, when she learns to embrace them, she's able to connect with the world around her like never before.

And the best part? Every musical mashup puts incredible dancing front and center, thanks in large part to series choreographer and all around dance-for-the-screen extraordinaire, Mandy Moore. Dance Spirit chatted with Moore about choreographing for the dance-driven series, which returns to NBC with all-new episodes this Sunday, February 16 at 9/8c.

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