Dance legend and choreographer Travis Wall is championing the LGBT community in one of the most brilliant and moving ways possible: Through dance. In a music video (which Wall conceived, directed, produced and choreographed) for the acoustic cover of “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, broadway star Shoshana Bean sings as Wall performs a […]
From fairy godmothers to lions, witches and outrageous wardrobes, the Great White Way has something for everyone. Here’s your guide to the greatest—and danciest—hits. New & Noteworthy Cinderella (by Carol Rosegg) Cinderella: You know that story where a dowdy (but beautiful) young girl meets her prince charming and gets to rock a pair of glass […]
Al Blackstone is one of the fastest-rising choreographers in the industry, creating one successful piece after another. After making his Broadway debut as a dancer in Wicked, Blackstone won the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence, which gave him the opportunity to direct and choreograph a full-length production, Happy We’ll Be. For the last […]
Let today’s danciest Broadway shows—The Lion King, Wicked, Matilda: The Musical, Newsies and Pippin—inspire your jazz class looks.
In case you missed the best night on TV—a.k.a the live broadcast of the Tony Awards—Dance Spirit‘s got your back. Here’s a rundown of the show’s highlights, a couple of its more cringe-worthy moments, and some of our favorite (and least-favorite) red carpet outfits. Hugh Jackman with the cast of After Midnight (photo Sara Krulwich/The […]
(Photo by Tracy Whiteside/thinkstock.com) 1. Your teacher asks you to freestyle at the end of class. What’s your go-to showstopper? A. A huge shimmy followed by a big body-roll B. Time steps, pullbacks and wings until your taps nearly fall off C. The quadruple pirouette your teacher didn’t even know you’d mastered D. Sky-high extensions […]
Broadway + cookies = my dream come true (Photo courtesy elenis.com) Bummed that Halloween is over? I say Halloween lasts all weekend long, and I’ll be dressing up in costume for as long as I can get away with it. If you need help getting back into the witchy spirit, turn to Broadway—because it’s Wicked‘s […]