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14-year-old phenom Madison Brown excels in both ballet and contemporary—and we're talking a wins-basically-every-competition-she-enters level of excellence. How does she do it? Read her Summer 2019 cover story, here on dancespirit.com, to find out.

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As all bunheads know, there's so much more to dancing on pointe than sewing and bourées. In this new video, The Australian Ballet lays it all out for us, from A-Z. Or rather from "Arch" to "Zzzzzz's." Using a super fast-paced style, this four-and-a-half minute long video skips back and forth between ultra-sleek minimalism and sepia-toned nostalgia. Both educational and insider-y (see "cashews" at 0:54), this video includes some gorgeous shots (Apollo-inspired arabesques at 2:00) interspersed with quirky humor (note adorable pointe shoe bed at 3:53).

So here you go, "A to Z En Pointe." Did they miss any?

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As all bunheads know, there's so much more to dancing on pointe than sewing and bourées. In this new video, The Australian Ballet lays it all out for us, from A-Z. Or rather from "Arch" to "Zzzzzz's." Using a super fast-paced style, this four-and-a-half minute long video skips back and forth between ultra-sleek minimalism and sepia-toned nostalgia. Both educational and insider-y (see "cashews" at 0:54), this video includes some gorgeous shots (Apollo-inspired arabesques at 2:00) interspersed with quirky humor (note adorable pointe shoe bed at 3:53).

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Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5" or 3" heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive these shoes are! Pro tip: The heel is centered under the body so you can feel confident and stable!

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Ariana DeBose (photo by Quinn Wharton)

Broadway babe Ariana DeBose, who will star as Anita in next year's West Side Story remake, is about to be a HUGE household name. Below, check out DeBose's fierce, versatile improv from her cover shoot.

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Great contemporary choreographers and soulful singer-songwriters have always made for a perfect match. That's why we were thrilled when we found out "SYTYCD" and "Dance Moms" choreographer Kristin McQuaid created the music video for "Light the Sky," a hit single from "America's Got Talent" winner Grace VanderWaal.

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KynTay absolutely killing it (photo Trae Patton/NBC)

You guys, I feel so sorry for the "World of Dance" judges: Their job is so freaking tough. Every single one of the acts from last night's episode was absolutely amazing. How could you even THINK about picking a winner in each of the night's four duels?! Luckily, those hard choices are up to the judges, and we just get to enjoy the jaw-dropping dancing.

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Well, if you're Broadway vlogger and dance newbie Tyler Mount, super-easy! In a special video for Playbill.com, Broadway CATS Christine Cornish Smith, Tyler Hanes and Ahmad Simmons lead Mount through a phrase from the feline-tastic musical's opening number, "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats."

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Mark your calendars, fansies! On August 5 and 9, your favorite Newsies'll be out there carrying the banner, one last time.

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Yes, I know summer doesn't *officially* kick off until June 21, but tomorrow at 10 am, I'll be feeling all of the #summervibes.

Why? That's the first Moves with Limón Dance of 2017. In my humble opinion one of the best "secret" freebies of an NYC summer, these open-level modern dance classes happen every Saturday from 10 to 11 am in Bryant Park through September 30.

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If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.

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Well, this gives a whole new meaning to "ballet babies."

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