January 2013

December 31, 2012

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  • The Assistants

    Last October, Ryan Ramirez and Chaz Buzan, both 20 at the time, arrived at their Dance Spirit shoot inMore »

  • Just Dance

    Choreographer Richy Jackson has worked on Lady Gaga’s most iconic videos—“Bad Romance” and “Telephone,” to name just two. HeMore »

  • The Dirt with Lexy Hulme

    Lexy Hulme is living the commercial dancer’s dream. Since studying at the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in NYC, she’s beenMore »

  • Wendy Whelan

    Wendy Whelan shapes performances the way architects shape buildings: intelligently, coolly, with an eye to internal structure as wellMore »

  • “I’m Gay”/”I’m Straight”

    Brandon Cournay and Kyle Robinson are pretty similar. They both grew up in small towns, moved to NYC toMore »

  • Feet First

    With winter in full swing, you need to give your body extra care—especially your dry, aching feet. After aMore »

  • 13 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year Yet

    What’s your dance goal for 2013? Whether it’s finally nailing a quadruple pirouette, making your studio’s senior competition teamMore »

  • The Start of Something Big

    11 pros on what first inspired them to dance:   Yuan Yuan Tan Principal at San Francisco Ballet “My inspirationMore »

  • Strictly Ballroom


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  • Just Beat It

    In Act II of Giselle, Albrecht does 32—32!—entrechats six in a row. His feet flutter like hummingbird wings asMore »

  • Guest Who?

    These days, it’s common for studio owners to hire guest choreographers—often big industry names like Travis Wall and JoeyMore »

  • Loyalty vs. Variety

    High school junior Darby Standing has attended the Modas Dance Summer Intensive in New Mexico for the past twoMore »

  • Kayla Mak

    Offstage, 9-year-old Kayla Mak is like any other 4th-grader. She’s a happy kid who likes math and watching TV.More »