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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whether you’ve just started on the circuit or you’re already the proud owner of several medals, dance competitions can be nerve-wracking. How can you make the most of the experience? Three former comp kids who’ve gone on to find major success in their careers shared their top tips. Read more at dancemagazine.com!
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 […]
For more on choosing whether to compete or not, click here. I started dance classes at a young age. By the time I was 3, I was training at The Dance Club, and I grew up there. I started with the basics—ballet and jazz—and eventually added tap, tumbling, contemporary, and hip hop. Early on, I […]
For more on choosing whether to compete or not, click here. My mom was a dancer growing up, and she went on to become a dance teacher, so I’ve really grown up in the studio. I started classes when I was 2, and by the time I was 9, I was training at The Dance […]