Tag: social media

How Dance Phenom Jaxon Willard Became Insta-Famous Overnight

For contemporary dancer Jaxon Willard, having over 57,000 followers on Instagram comes with the territory of being a top contestant on “World of Dance” last season. The 17-year-old American Fork, UT, native watched as tons of fans flooded his account after his first national TV appearance—people around the world connected with Jaxon’s emotional and super-vulnerable […]

How Dancers Can Deal with Social Media Stress

For 14-year-old Rose*, who trains at a prestigious ballet academy, social media is a double-edged sword. “I value it because I can keep in contact with people I meet at intensives,” she says, “and it’s also cool to follow dancers I look up to, who inspire me when I have down days.” But on the […]

Insta Tips from Insta Master Harper Watters

Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters has over 130,000 followers on Instagram, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect post. Here are his pro tips. 1. Less Is More! “I rarely use filters. A little brightness and a little sharpening usually do the trick. If all else fails, […]

Is Your Cell Phone Affecting Your Port de Bras?

Scrolling your feeds endlessly can have a serious impact on your posture and alignment. “Since 2008 or so, I’ve seen a lot of heads and shoulders hunched forward,” says Kim Fielding, a former dancer who created a Pilates class specifically to counteract the effects of technology. “Some dancers will overcompensate for this, leading to splayed […]

This New Dance Competition Puts Street Styles Front and Center

There are so many amazing street styles that, despite requiring tons of training to master, are still dismissed by concert dancers as being non-technical or simply not difficult. That’s why a new competition hosted by the social media site Clapit is so cool: It puts street dance styles front and center, and celebrates the amazing […]

The Difference between Allergies and Colds + FOMO + Morning Sunlight

Gesundheit! Spring is nearly here! Get ready for longer days, pretty flowers—and pollen. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, roughly 35 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies. But how can you be sure you’re dealing with allergies, and not the common cold? This chart from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]

Dance Spirit's Official Social Media Accounts

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