Dance Spirit

A magazine for aspiring and pre-professional dancers. Topics include performance tips, health issues, production trends, industry insider reports, and presentation notes. Published ten times annually.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 9, November

A Star Is Born
Melanie Moore may have conquered "So You Think You Can Dance," but her career is just beginning.Most dancers only get one "moment" per season of "So You Think You Can Dance." But Melanie Moore seemed to have a "moment" every time she stepped onstage....
Beat Bullying
HOW TO DEAL WHEN DANCERS-AND TEACHERS-GET MEAN.Imagine that you're in ballet class, working on your triple pirouettes. As your teacher watches you and gives you pointers, you look in the mirror and catch a glimpse of one of the other girls in your class...
Dancers Give THANKS
WHAT 10 PRO DANCERS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS YEARIT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR again, when many of us take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to reflect our blessings. Dancers' lives are difficult, but they're also filled with joys that prove hard work isn't...
Dance Team Body Blast
GET A TASTE OF THE KNICKS CITY DANCERS' INTENSE BOOT CAMP REGIMEN.The Knicks City Dancers aren't just pretty girls with great physiques - they're dancer-athletes who have to perform multiple high-energy routines back-to-back. Their custom boot-camp workout...
Get into the Groove
DS assistant/fashion editor Michael Anne Bailey dishes about the latest Madonna audition.One rainy day in September, I set out for NYC's Broadway Dance Center to watch some of the city's hottest performers audition for a shot to dance on Madonna's next...
Happy Thanksgiving!
IT'S THE MOST PLENTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.In the midst of Nutcracker rehearsals and studying for exams, one important holiday rolls around: Thanksgiving! Before you sit down to eat, check out the stellar health benefits of some favorite Turkey Day staples....
Lasting Impressions
JUDGES SHARE THEIR ALL-TIME FAVORITE COMPETITION ROUTINES. By Colleen BohenThink fouettés are the key to a judge's heart? Think again. While judges love strong technique, tricks aren't what they remember in the long run. Instead, creativity, performance...
Legendary Moves
WHY BOB FOSSE'S DECADES-OLD DANCES ARE STILL HOT- PLUS HOW YOU CAN MASTER HIS SIGNATURE STYLE.The stage lights rise, revealing six feminine silhouettes behind jail bars. A spotlight shines down on each of their faces as they launch into the chilling...
My First Met Season
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE DANCER CASSIE TRENARY TAKES US ALONG DURING HER FIRST SEASON PERFORMING WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS COMPANY. By Cassie TrenaryAt most dancers are wrapping up their studio and high school and are getting ready to head off to college....
Paige Faure
Paige Faure snatches the audience's attention rightt from the beginning of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Leggy and animated, she fires high kicks and stmts down winding stairs, showing off balletic gams and grace. Later, as a grumpy...
She Can Dance, That's for Sure
Congratulations Io Melarne Moore, America's Favorite Dancer! As the winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 8t Melanie was awarded $250,000, plus a Gatorade endorsement and a spot on Dance Spirit's November cover!DS readers who voted for Melanie...
Smarter Sandwiches
LITTLE CHANGES THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCETired of eating the same old sandwich day after day? Wish you could figure out how to mix things up while making your lunchtime standby tastier and healthier? Look no further: Dance Spirit talked to nutritionists...
Talk to Us
SWEET SEPTEMBERI loved the September issue! Amber Jackson is one of my all-time favorite cover subjects. "Breathtaking Bourrées" was a big help to me. I'm still laughing at the bloopers in "Oops!" And the half-down hairstyles ["Down 'Dos"] were great....
The Best of the West
TAKE A DANCE- TAKE A DANCE-FILLED CRUIS DOWN THE COAST WITHOUT EVE LEAVING YOUR COUCH- WE'VE GOT IT ALL HERE FOR YOU ON A SUPER-HANDY MAP. By Jen JonesStrictly SeattleThis popular threeweek intensive caters to dancers who are looking to take their first...
WORKING IN Fabulous LAS VEGAS NEVADA
seven reasons why this city should be your new home.EVER WONDER WHY SO MANY DANCERS ARE FLOCKING TO LAS VEGAS TO FIND WORK? Us, too. To find out what realty happens in Vegas, we asked super-skilled brothers Kevin and Marcel Wilson, who've lent their...