Nowadays, when dancers go on tour, you can practically go with them. Thanks to social media blogs, you can follow your favorite company all around the world.
The Great Wall of China (photo by Guilherme Duarte de Menezes, @guilhermedmenezes on Instagram)
The English National Ballet just embarked on a tour of China—which is especially exciting because China is a nation of visual extremes, and the dancers' photos take full advantage of that magic.
Inside the enormous Tianjin Grand Theatre (photo by Guilherme Duarte de Menezes, @guilhermedmenezes on Instagram)
You can follow along with the company on Instagram and Twitter. The dancers' individual posts and Tweets give the social feeds a really personal feel, and the ENB blog wraps everything into a clear, scrollable narrative. Enjoy!
(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.