September 2017 Table of Contents

August 14, 2017

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“I’m Still Kalani”

Kalani Hilliker on staying focused and keeping her cool throughout a rocky “Dance Moms” ride.

What I’d Wish I’d Known

2017 dance grads reflect on the advice that would have helped them ease into their freshman year.

What Do College Dance Programs Really Look For?

Application advice straight from the people who make the decision.

Transatlantic Training

Going global for college can expand your artistic horizons. Here’s how to make it happen.

Dance Spirit
‘s 2017 Higher Ed Guide

A state-by-state breakdown of 155 colleges and universities with dance programs.

Reach New Heights

Tips to help your jumps soar.

Living That #BalletLife

A (very busy) day with ABT Studio Company dancer Léa Fleytoux.

Happy Birthday,
Dance Spirit

Take a trip down memory lane for our 20th anniversary.


How well do you know Dance Spirit?

Up Front: Buzz

The scoop on Travis Wall’s new piece for Cincinnati Ballet.

Up Front: The Dirt

“Dancing with the Stars” pro Lindsay Arnold.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Contemporary star Melanie Moore.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer’s Collage

Where Amy Seiwert finds inspiration.


Hayden Hopkins on what it’s like to dance for Cirque du Soleil.


The most nutritious energy bars to reach for between classes.


Three yoga poses to aid your dancer body.


Acupuncture 101.


How to train your brain to take more risks.


Classwear gets sleek in neutral shades.

Style Lab

Get her look: Miami City Ballet’s Ella Titus shows us her key pieces.


The prettiest stage-makeup colors for every complexion.

Ballroom Spotlight

Letting your partner take the lead.

College Corner

All the details on The Boston Conservatory’s merger with Berklee College of Music.

You Should Know

Commercial queen Kennadi Boese.