October 2016 Table of Contents

April 18, 2017

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Brilliantly Briar

Briar Nolet is your 2016 Cover Model Search Winner!

Love for the Runners-Up

Why you voted for Kerrynton Jones and Tatiana Melendez.

Strength in Numbers

The beauty of dancing in an ensemble.

In Her Shoes

Following ballerina Dusty Button.


The best (and worst) of Nationals 2016.

Views from the Top

What’s it really like to be a comp circuit celebrity?

Beat Burnout

Take action now to prevent a mid-season slump.

Assistant Aspirations

How to make the leap from convention attendee to assistant.

Dance Spirit
‘s 2016-2017 Competition & Convention Guide

Info on this season’s must-attend events.

Up Front: Buzz

The scoop on the Hamilton documentary and Broadway’s newest show Holiday Inn.

Up Front: The Dirt

Ballet West dancer (and Breaking Pointe star) Allison DeBona.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Shaping Sound co-founder Teddy Forance.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.


Savannah Gaillard’s weekends at the NYU Future Dancers and Dancemakers program.

Body Buzz

Light bedtime snacks that’ll keep you full; what your nerve pain really means.


A trio of ankle exercises to combat injury.


Everything you need to know about taking vitamins.


Dramatic ensembles to keep you warm and looking chic.

Style Lab

Patterned pieces to release your inner wild-child.

Spotlight: Modern

Perfecting Graham technique means focusing on your hands.

College Corner

How to balance it all: homework, rehearsals and even a social life.

You Should Know

Ballerina-in-training Leili Rackow.