Fall 2019 Table of Contents

September 10, 2019

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The Dynamo

Darriel Johnakin is your 2019 Cover Model Search winner!

Love, Diego/Love, Emma

CMS runners-up Diego Pasillas and Emma Sutherland write thank-you letters to their fans

Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley’s Favorite “SYTYCD” Routines of All Time

The numbers the “SYTYCD” icons can’t live without.


Three professional dancers take us inside their dressing rooms for a behind-the-scenes look at everything from makeup to mementos.

Nationals Trendspotting

Top trends from this past summer’s Nationals.

Seven Mistakes Dancers Make When Choosing a College Program

Don’t let them happen to you!

“Should I Minor in Dance?”

For college-bound dancers, it’s a major question.

Letter to My First-Year Self

Five senior dance majors reflect on their college experiences.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Ballet dancer turned Broadway star Robert Fairchild.

The Dirt

Rising Ailey II company member Caroline Theodora Dartey.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


The differences between hot and ice baths—and when dancers should use each.


How overstretching can lead to inferior results and injury.


The right (and wrong) ways to do three key stretches.


Creating movement for inexperienced performers doesn’t have to be daunting.

College Corner

The life-changing magic of office hours.

You Should Know

Comp star and bunhead Rebecca Myles Stewart.