March 2017 Table of Contents

February 7, 2017

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The Boys of Ballet

There’s a new generation of danseurs on the rise—and they’re more than just technical standouts.

Catching the Ballet Bug

Why competition stars are setting aside their accolades for a spot at the barre.

Variation Variations

How can you put your own stamp on ballet’s most famous solos?

Mastering Partnered Pirouettes

Teaming up for turns.

Feet First

Up-close-and-personal portraits of 13 professionals’ beautiful, battered, beloved feet.

Up Front: Buzz

The scoop on Maddie Ziegler’s new memoir.

Up Front: The Dirt

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Jamie Rae Walker.


Who’s your ballet leading man?

Letter to My Teenage Self

“Dancing with the Stars” pro Val Chmerkovskiy.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


Nayara Lopes prepares for her first principal role at Pennsylvania Ballet.

Body Buzz

Decoding nutrition labels.


Everything you need to know about sugar.


Exercises for better splits.


Classic costumes inspired by ballet icons.


Fun pointe shoes that go way beyond pink.


How to cover acne like a pro.

Spotlight: Competition

Overcoming studio rivalry tension.

College Corner

What happens when you’re accepted to your dream school, but not the dance department?

You Should Know

Broadway baby Shahadi Wright Joseph.