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"Now We're Ready to Grow."

Here’s what you already know about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: It’s a company of unique, thoughtful, brilliant dancers. It has a beautiful home in NYC, but it also tours all over the world. Its repertoire, which has a European flair, is as stimulating intellectually as it is physically. Thanks to all that, Cedar Lake has […]

February Fun!

Happy first day of February! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than showing off our fabulous February issue. It features a few Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dancers we adore: Ida Saki, Billy Bell and Navarra Novy-Williams. These three spent most of their day weaving in and out of a breathtaking improvisation. And […]

Shaping Sound's Show: It's All About the Dancers

(L to R) Shaping Sound’s Teddy Forance, Kyle Robinson, Nick Lazzarini and Travis Wall, photographed for “Dance Spirit” by Joe Toreno Last night, the DS staff got all gussied up and headed to the Beacon Theater for Shaping Sound‘s That’s Where I’ll Be Waiting. So did pretty much everyone else in NYC. No, but really: […]

Reason #28397 Why You Should Go to College

The annual Destiny Rising gala benefits the awesome New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, which is dedicated to helping young dancers fund their college educations. So how fitting is it that at last night’s Destiny Rising performance, it was a college dance company that stole the show? That would be the Conservatory Dance Company of […]

Pop Into Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is undoubtedly one of the coolest companies around right now. Dancers are dying to get their pretty little feet into Cedar Lake’s (so gorgeous) doors, and we totally get it. The company is young, fresh, cool and edgy—but it’s also legit. The dancers are goooooood (and they’re Dance Spirit cover veterans, […]

More Giving Back

In our November issue, Dance Spirit featured four young dancers who had started organizations to give back to their communities. But they’re not the only ones out there doing some serious good. Here are more dancers just like you who have started organizations in their areas: ALI DIETZ Dancer’s Giving Back Orchard Park, NY dancersgiveback.com  […]

Liza & Julie & Misha, Oh My: The "Bright Lights, Shining Stars" Gala

Last night I attended the second annual Bright Lights, Shining Stars gala benefiting the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation. We were told the event would be star-studded—and it sure was. While DS managing editor Rachel Zar was positively giddy about standing in the lobby next to a Real Housewife (Ramona Singer), I was more […]