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The Nominees for Dance Spirit's 2019 Best Cinematic Choreography Award

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The Best Dance Transformations of the Past Decade

It’s the start of a brand-new year—and a brand-new decade! As you head back to school, the studio, and/or the stage, have you taken a little time to look back at how far you’ve come as a dancer over the past 10 years? Many dance icons are doing just that, sharing pics and videos showing […]

Six Pros Share How They Went from Summer Study to Company Contract

It’s every young dancer’s fantasy: Attend a summer intensive, dazzle the artistic staff with your flawless technique, land a company contract, and grand-jeté into the sunset. If only it were that simple, right? But while the intensive-to-company path isn’t all that well traveled, it does exist. You may need to trade the words “company contract” […]

Four Ballet Pros Share Their "Nutcracker" Resumés

Every year around December, Nutcracker fever descends on the entire dance community. (Symptoms include blisters, lack of sleep, and Tchaikovsky’s “March from Act I” playing in your head for days on end.) Nevertheless, the beloved holiday production holds a special place in dancers’ hearts, especially because it offers a chance to revisit favorite roles or […]

Winter 2020 Table of Contents

Subscribe now! Bailrok-ing the Boat “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 16 winner Bailey Muñoz is the b-boy who can do it all. At the Intersection of Dance and Identity Four dancers of color discuss the importance of diversity and representation in the dance world. From Intensive to Dream Job Six pros share how […]

College Counseling Resources: What They Are and Why Dancers Need Them

Your first semester as a college dance student can be hectic. But being busy is no reason to put your mental health on hold. In fact, the times when you feel totally overwhelmed by tasks and to-do lists are actually when your mental health is most important. Luckily, most colleges have tons of on-campus resources […]

Bend, Don't Snap: The Right (And Wrong) Ways to Do Three Key Stretches

For dancers, stretching is one of those things that fall into the “second-nature” category—at some point each day, you’ll likely be found in a split, a straddle, or with your leg up on the barre. But stretching incorrectly can cause some serious problems. Dance Spirit turned to athletic trainer and acupuncturist Megan Richardson, who’s on […]