Watch a Teaser for Justin Peck's Newest Ballet (with a Twist)

Justin Peck seems to never (ever) run out of ideas. The New York City Ballet soloist and Resident Choreographer is gearing up for what's bound to be another amazing premiere this coming week in NYC. We say that with full certainty after watching this teaser for The Times are Racing, featuring Peck and NYCB principal Robbie Fairchild, and a soundtrack by Dan Deacon. It's an energetic, fluid and musical 3-minute adventure through the NYC subway, filled with many of our favorite "Peck-isms," like super-fast footwork and the expansive movement quality we've come to know and love in all his other works. And Peck, always one step ahead, decided it was time to shake things up even more—all the dancers will be in sneakers for this new work. Check it out for yourself below!

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to 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:

Read Darriel's profile here

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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Is dance a sport? Should it be in the Olympics? They're complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don't call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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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.

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