Ballet West principal Beckanne Sisk as Kitri (Luke Isley, courtesy Ballet West)
Guess who's baaaaack?! Your resident Dance Spirit astrologers! And on the eve of the Youth America Grand Prix awards ceremony, we thought it was the perfect time to pair each zodiac sign with a variation commonly seen during the competition. After many painstaking hours spent researching, consulting the stars, and staring wistfully into the sky, we compiled our data and present you with the definitive list of each star sign as a YAGP variation! As we said last time, don't @ us if you're not happy with your pairing—the stars don't lie, baby!
Dancetown Divas during their powerhouse performance (Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)
Last night, while the rest of the population was watching "Game of Thrones," we (and all of you) were wrapped up in the drama that was first round of "World of Dance" cuts. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that everyone can agree this season is especially unpredictable: We've got a whole new points system, surprises every episode, and a truly talented group of dancers who bring it week after week. So, who survived and who was sent packing? Here's what went down last night.
In news that will shock absolutely no one, the BYU Cougarettes (aka our April cover stars) are National Champions once more! The powerhouse dance team clinched the top titles in both D1A hip hop and jazz during last weekend's NDA Nationals in Daytona, FL. Their precise, hard-hitting performances highlight exactly what makes them the team to beat (we're not kidding when we say our jaws were on the floor the entire time). Check them out below, and if you haven't already, make sure to read their cover feature!
For the love of all that is beautiful, STOP before you pop! (Getty Images)
It's the day before your big recital and you've won the battle against your breakout—only to be left with the parting gift of unsightly dark marks in its place. While acne scarring can be challenging to treat, it's easy to prevent. Dance Spirit turned to Dr. Yunyoung Claire Chang, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist in NYC, for advice on combatting this frustrating issue.
It's safe to say that in 2019, social media reigns supreme. Social platforms are especially great tools for dancers,
allowing them to brand and market themselves, keep up with dance friends across the world, and get noticed by people who would otherwise be impossible to get in touch with. But with all the good, it's easy to forget that most of what you see is highly filtered and heavily curated—and not even close to reality. 18-year-old ballerina Luna Montana is on a mission to change that.