October 2015 Table of Contents

April 18, 2017

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Marvelous Michelle

Michelle May is your 2015 Cover Model Search winner!

Letters of Love for the Runners-Up

Why you voted for Jordan Pelliteri and Gabriella Stilo.

Learn to Turn

Not a “natural” turner? That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve perfect pirouettes.

Dancers Do Halloween Best

Eight dancers talk about their creative costumes.

Best in Show

Top trends from Nationals 2015.

Movin’ On Up

How to prove you deserve to be in a higher level.

When All the World’s a Crowded Ballroom

What to expect at your first convention.

Dance Spirit
‘s 2015–16 Competition & Convention Guide

Info on more than 100 of this season’s must attend events.

Up Front: Buzz

The Big Apple dance scene has a lot going on this month.

Up Front: The Dirt

Janet Jackson backup dancer Melanie Mah.


Can you match the tutu to the ballet?

Letter to My Teenage Self

Martha Graham Dance Company principal Peiju Chien-Pott

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


Kate Harpootlian journals a week on tour with Shaping Sound.


Tried-and-true taping methods; powerful food pairings.


What it means to be iron deficient.


Snuggly warm-ups for chilly temps.

Style Lab

The best new bags to pack all your gear.

World Dance

Irish step dance can improve your musicality and stamina—and your ballet technique.

College Corner

Take your writing to the next level at three colleges with strong dance and dance writing programs.

You Should Know

Budding ballerina Julietet Bosco.