Tag: comp

So You Wanna Dance on TV? How Comp Kids Are Making the Leap

In February 2016, “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” released a casting call for dancers ages 8 to 12. Determined to make it onto the show, then–10-year-old Emma Hellenkamp prepared a jazz solo for the L.A. audition. The next part of her story may come as a surprise to fans of the […]

College-Bound Comp Kids, Here's $1,000 towards Tuition

Are you a high school senior who’s been accepted to a four-year accredited college or university program? Congrats! Within the 2017-2018 season, have you competed in events run by at least two of the organizations in the above graphic? Double congrats, because the Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions, or ADCC for short, wants to […]

How to Lose Gracefully at Dance Competitions

Competition award ceremonies represent the culmination of months of preparation. It’s no wonder dancers feel the pressure! But the truth is, most of us won’t come away with the grand prize. How do you prepare yourself for the results, whatever they may be? DS spoke with teachers and comp judges on how to cope at […]

Meet Round 1 of This Year's Future Star Award Winners

Dance Spirit is beyond excited to announce the first round of 2017 Future Star winners! Every year, DS partners with competitions to recognize dancers with exceptional presence and ability. The second round of winners will be featured in our January issue, so stay tuned! Corbin LaPlant Photo by Silvie Damskey, courtesy Headlines Dance Age 13 […]

Circus Dreams: Costumes that Dazzle Under the Big Top

Run away with the circus in this season’s most spectacular stage-worthy styles. Annellyse Munroe and Melissa Becraft are professional dancers in NYC. Photos by Jayme Thornton. Annellyse Munroe in Pumpers Dancewear Melissa Becraft in Just For Kix Munroe in Curtain Call Costumes Munroe in Costume Gallery and Becraft in So Dança Munroe inA Wish Come […]