Magazine article Dance Spirit

'Tis the Season to Complete

Magazine article Dance Spirit

'Tis the Season to Complete

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At New Jew York City Dance Alliance Nationals in July, I sat next to DS managing editor Rachel Zar as the Teen Outstanding Dancer hopefuls- all 112 of them- took the stage. The girls looked identical in black lace costumes, but one dancer in particular caught my eye. She commanded the stage and managed to stand out from the pack. Rachel and I both realized at once: "It's Megan!"

Clearly Megan Skalla's got star power: You voted in record numbers to name her this year's Cover Model Search winner. (That night at NYCDA she also won first runner-up Teen Outstanding Dancer.) We're so proud of Megan and can't wait to watch her dance career unfold. Read about what she's been up to on p. 62.

It's fitting that Dance Spirit's annual Competition and Convention issue is my first as the magazine's editor in chief. I grew up competing every weekend in New Hampshire with my studio, where I learned that drive, discipline and dedication are the keys to success- onstage and beyond. …

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