We all did a little happy dance when Apple added stickers to its Messages app last month. Another way to delight (and, let's be real, annoy the heck out of) your besties, hooray!
But has scrolling through the App Store sea of kitty and panda stickers made you pine for some specifically dance-y options—and not of the stereotypical pink-tutu-and-tiara variety? Enter "Stickers for Dancers." Created by a former Dance Magazine editor, it's a set of 100 dance-themed stickers that are actually relevant to your real life.
A sampling of the "Stickers for Dancers" offerings
You can say "merde" to your dance posse with a sticker that riffs on the poo emoji (get it?). You can ask your dance crush to "meet you at the barre." You can drop bobby pins and Jet glue bottles and toe pads all over your BFFL's screen. Or you can completely baffle a non-dance friend by doing the same thing. (Full disclosure: I just sent my mom a lambswool sticker, and she had no idea what it was about, and it was, frankly, pretty great.)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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:
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.