For more on choosing whether to compete or not, click here. I started dance classes at a young age. By the time I was 3, I was training at The Dance Club, and I grew up there. I started with the basics—ballet and jazz—and eventually added tap, tumbling, contemporary, and hip hop. Early on, I […]
Applying for a college dance program can feel like a guessing game. Should you highlight all your competition titles and awards? How important are your academic grades? And how should you act in the audition? Here’s advice from admissions officers from some of the top dance programs in the country about how to make your […]
The competition is officially heating up—meaning this week, the Top 8 danced not only with their respective All-Star partners, but also with each other! Yay! (The solos have been great and all, but additional duets are way more exciting.) But first… The Opening Number Did anyone else totally predict this was choreographed by Mark Kanemura […]
As dancers, we’re always trying to take our dancing up a notch, to improve our technique and artistry. Here are six crucial things that’ll make all the difference in your training this year. Check them out! 1. Schedule time off. Sounds crazy, right? But we’re serious. If you want to get stronger this year, you […]
Congratulations to our June 2017 Cover Model Search Editors’ Choice video winner, Brooke Cox! Here she is performing her solo, Creep. Enter the Cover Model Search at dancemedia.com.
Competing a solo with your dance studio is a big honor—and responsibility. To make sure your solo is uniquely yours, and to expand your horizons as a performer, you may decide to hire a choreographer who doesn’t regularly teach at your studio. The challenge? The more high-profile the guest, the less time he or she […]
Today, 20-year-old choreographer Emma Bradley spends her days touring with the dance convention NRG Dance Project, making work for students across the U.S. and Australia. But her first choreographic ventures were far more personal: During her junior and senior years of high school, Bradley started creating her own solos for dance competitions. “Making work on […]
For many dancers, the experience of competing a solo is equal parts thrilling and intimidating. You want to be the best possible version of yourself onstage—and usually that means performing in your favorite style. But is choosing what’s familiar always the best decision? What happens when you challenge yourself, “So You Think You Can Dance”–style, […]