Summer 2019 Table of Contents

June 20, 2019

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The Best of Both Worlds

From the ballet studio to the competition stage, Madison Brown can’t stop making waves.

Acting for Dancers

Why you should add it to your performance toolbox.

Meet the 2019 Cover Model Search Finalists

Introducing Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland.

The Case for Staying with Studio Training

Abandoning your home studio to convention-hop might be tempting—but for most dancers, the cons outweigh the pros.

This Must Be the Place

An insider’s look at Stacey Tookey’s Camp Protégé, an experience unlike any other.

Dance Spirit
‘s 2019–2020 Competition & Convention Guide

Info on this season’s must-attend events.


Moulin Rouge!
comes to Broadway, the delightfully dancy Descendants 3, and more.

The Dirt

Contemporary goddess and “So You Think You Can Dance” alum Taylor Sieve.

Letter to My Teenage Self

American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston.


A week in the life of an American dancer at Tokyo Disneyland.

Body Buzz

The healing power of meditation for dancers.


Strengthening exercises to help you perfect your pirouettes.


Everything you need to know about contact improvisation.


We asked judges from two top comps to answer your burning Q’s—and you might be surprised by their answers.

College Corner

What you can do to prep for freshman year.

Branch Out

How lighting design made Sophie Sotsky a better choreographer.

You Should Know

Elegant danseur Darrion Sellman.