Tag: dance magazine

Here Are the "25 to Watch" Dancers You Should Be Following on Social Media

Every year, our pals over at Dance Magazine release their “25 to Watch” list, a definitive roundup of the rising stars in the dance industry. And of course, at Dance Spirit, there’s nothing we love more than a chance to highlight up-and-coming talent.This year’s “25 to Watch” features more than a few familiar faces, including […]

There Are a Bunch of Familiar Faces in Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch"

Every year, our friends over at Dance Magazine select 25 standout dancers, choreographers, and companies for their “25 to Watch” feature. The list is always overflowing with talent, but this year’s iteration was especially exciting—four of the featured dancers have graced the pages of DS at one point or another: former cover star Aran Bell, […]

Why Are So Many Male Dance Students Still Bullied Today?

Growing up in a family-owned dance studio in Missouri had its perks for tap dancer Anthony Russo. But it also earned him constant taunting, especially in high school. “There was a junior in my sophomore year health class who was absolutely relentless,” he says. “I’d get tripped on my way to the front of the […]

Treat Your Feet: The Foot-Care Products Dancers Love

Every dancer has learned—probably the hard way—that healthy feet are the foundation of a productive and happy day in the studio. As dancers, our most important asset has to carry the weight (literally) of everything we do. So it’s not surprising that most professional dancers have foot care down to an art. Three dancers shared […]

We Love the Olympics, But It's Missing One Sport

To say we’re pumped for the Winter Olympics is a definite understatement. We love watching cold-weather sports like bobsledding (Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme!), the terrifying-but-exhilarating art of ski jumping, figure skating (perhaps the most dance-centric event) and even more obscure options like curling. But that’s not the say the Olympics aren’t lacking in […]

This Former Ballet Kid Is Heading To The Olympics—And Is Expected To Win

One of the United States’ top hopes for medaling at the Olympics this month has a secret weapon: a serious ballet background. Figure skating champion Nathan Chen spent six years training at Ballet West as a kid. “The technique there was impeccable,” the 18-year-old said in a media teleconference last week. “To have had that […]