December 2016 Table of Contents

April 18, 2017

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Kida the Great

As the first winner of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” 14-year-old Kida Burns is skyrocketing toward stardom.

The Wide World of Contemporary Dance

Take a spin around the globe and get to know the companies expanding what contemporary dance means today.

C’mon, Get Happy

Why choreographers are exploring the lighter side of contemporary dance.

Ready, Set–Places!

Six pros share what they do precurtain to make sure they’re at their best onstage.

Up Front: Buzz

Derek Hough talks “Hairspray Live!”

Up Front: The Dirt

The Joffrey Ballet’s Nicole Ciapponi.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Vernard J. Gilmore.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer’s Collage

Where Annabelle Lopez Ochoa finds inspiration.


Rockette newbie Laura Jakowenko details her first performance on the Radio City stage.

Body Buzz

The surprising nutritional benefits of Nutcracker-inspired treats.


Are you just run down, or suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?


Our 2016 holiday gift guide.

Style Lab

Stay cozy in chic sweaters.

Spotlight: Ballet

How to make your pointe shoes last all the way through Nutcracker season.

Spotlight: Competition

The toxic personalities you might encounter at comp—and how to handle them.

Get a Job

A glossary of must-know commercial career terms.

Future Star

Meet the first batch of our 2016 winners.

You Should Know

Old-school charmer Lior Melnikov.