Bailrok-ing the Boat

"So You Think You Can Dance" Season 16 winner Bailey Muñoz is the b-boy who can do it all.

At the Intersection of Dance and Identity

Four dancers of color discuss the importance of diversity and representation in the dance world.

From Intensive to Dream Job

Six pros share how their summers away landed them dance company contracts.

The Summer Intensive Sampler

More and more dancers are attending multiple programs in one summer. Should you?

Dance Spirit's 2020 Summer Study Guide

A breakdown of 186 of the world's best programs.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Tap prodigy and company director Caleb Teicher.

The Dirt

Convention queen-turned-commercial phenom Maycee Steele.

Off The Record

Last year, Broadway dancer Stephanie Bissonette was diagnosed with a brain tumor—but she didn't let it keep her offstage for long. Last year, Broadway dancer Stephanie Bissonette was diagnosed with a brain tumor—but she didn't let it keep her offstage for long.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Body Buzz

How to tell if that painful pinch is something to worry about.


What it really means to #CountYourMacros.

Dance Team Spotlight

Captains share the highs and lows of dance team leadership.

World Dance

Afro-Cuban dance is part of a rich and meaningful spiritual tradition.

College Corner

Collegiate summer intensives let you go beyond the average college visit.

Branch Out

Joseph Corella's 567Broadway! program combines Broadway with fitness.

You Should Know

Budding ballerina Elliana Mannella.

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These Dance Comps and Conventions Are Coming to a Living Room Near You

While dancers all over the world are sharing the heartache of canceled classes, shows, and projects, our hearts hurt especially hard for a group of dancers we at Dance Spirit couldn't admire more: comp and convention kids. Determined to challenge your artistry and learn from cutting-edge faculty, you dancers normally brave crowded ballrooms and nonstop schedules all year long. But just because you might not be in one of those crowded ballrooms for a while doesn't mean that part of your dance life has to grind to a halt.

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It’s OK to Grieve: Coping with the Emotional Toll of Canceled Dance Events

Grace Campbell was supposed to be onstage this week. Selected for the Kansas City Ballet School's invitation-only Kansas City Youth Ballet, her performance was meant to be the highlight of her senior year. "I was going to be Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, and also dance in a couple of contemporary pieces, so I was really excited," she says. A week later, the group was supposed to perform at the Youth America Grand Prix finals in NYC. In May, Grace was scheduled to take the stage again KC Ballet School's "senior solos" show and spring performance.

Now, all those opportunities are gone.

The COVID-19 pandemic has consumed the dance community. The performance opportunities students have worked all year for have been devoured with it. Those canceled shows might have been your only chance to dance for an audience all year. Or they might have been the dance equivalent to a cap and gown—a time to be acknowledged after years of work.

You can't replace what is lost, and with that comes understandable grief. Here's how to process your feelings of loss, and ultimately use them to help yourself move forward as a dancer.

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The Dance Student's Guide to Making the Best—and the Most—of At-Home Training

If you're social distancing to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19, you've inevitably realized that training safely and successfully at home poses a significant challenge. We talked to dance experts to find out how you can make the best of this less-than-ideal scenario—and about the unexpected ways it can help you grow as a dancer and artist.

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