Tag: dance

Better Together: Self-Choreographing Your Duet or Group Dance

It’s no surprise that more and more dancers are choosing to choreograph their own solos for competitions: It grants them creative freedom, gives them a chance to practice choreography, and allows them to find what movement works best for them. But what about dancers who want to choreograph a duet, trio or even a group […]

Pick Your Favorite Dance Performance and We'll Match It With a Fall-Themed Movie

If you’re completely over warm weather—and ready to trade flip-flops for boots and lemonade for pumpkin-spice everything—this is the list for you. Pick your favorite iconic dance performance and Dance Spirit will recommend a cozy fall movie for you to enjoy. Pepperland, by Mark Morris—It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown If you picked Mark Morris’ […]

7 Habits of Highly Successful Dancers

The dance industry is overflowing with artists who have hit the big time, left their marks and made their wildest dreams come true. But how did they do it? You’ve likely heard of the best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey. Well, we thought it was high time we […]

What Your Dance Class Warmups Say About You

When you walk into a dance class for the first time, before you do a single plié or tendu, you’ve already made a first impression with what you’re wearing. And odds are, you’re not coming to class in only your dancewear. What you layer on top of your class clothes can say a lot about […]

How to Solve the Electrolyte Equation

If you’re anything like us, when you hear “electrolytes,” you think of one thing: sports drinks. Specifically, those OTT commercials where famous athletes sweat profusely before gulping down the contents of a neon-filled cup or bottle. According to registered dietitians (and former dancers!) Nora Minno and Emily Cook Harrison, the real story on electrolytes isn’t […]

How Dance Helped Propel 4 "Drag Race" Favorites to Stardom

Dance is famous for its ability to instill valuable life skills. But it can also be a conduit to so many other forms of artistic expression. And if you’ve ever watched the phenomenon that is “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” you’ve seen how interdisciplinary art can be—and how dance and the art of drag often work in […]

Fashion Forward: 3 Pros Share What Goes into Their Dancewear Choices

When it comes to in-studio dancewear, the pros know that the right look, piece, or material can mean the difference between a day feeling confident and comfortable, or just plain out of sorts. With so much time spent honing their craft in dance clothes, choosing those items takes equal parts strategy, creativity and a healthy […]

The Look-Back Trap: How Dancers Can Cope with Fears of Falling Behind

In February 2020, the Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker–choreographed production of West Side Story opened on Broadway. And in March, the world shut down. “The first email said we’d be back in two weeks. Then it was the end of the month. Then it was by the beginning of summer. Then it was the fall,” recalls […]