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There’s a New Dance Podcast in Town

Hi there, dance friends. I'm the editor in chief of Dance Spirit and content director of The Dance Edit newsletter. And I'm here with a bit of news sure to excite dancers, dance enthusiasts and other assorted dance obsessives: The Dance Edit is launching a podcast!

Join me and other editors from Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit and Pointe for The Dance Edit Podcast, a weekly roundtable discussion of the top stories moving and shaking (not sorry) the dance world. Beginning March 5, we'll get you up to tempo (also not sorry) in about 15 minutes every Thursday morning.


The Dance Edit podcast logo, which says "The Dance Edit, a petit weekly podcast, brought to you by dancemedia," and a small microphone logo. Text is blue and black.

In addition to unpacking the news of the week, we'll play some fun games, touch on notable moments in dance history and even break down the dance memes happening on Instagram and TikTok. From the latest Ratmansky premiere to the latest celebrities doing the Renegade challenge, we'll be ruminating on it all.

Every so often, we'll also post special "En Face" episodes, featuring longer-form interviews with the dance artists in the news. These conversations will be plus grand complements to the petit weekly news recaps, if you will (and you should).

Find out more and subscribe here. And if you haven't yet signed up for The Dance Edit newsletter—a snappy daily dance digest—be sure to get on that, too.

Looking forward to nerding out about dance with you all!

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5 Ways to Boost Your Stamina for Better Endurance

Sometimes you're thrown a big opportunity mid-season—but aren't always given all the rehearsal you need to fully prep for it. At Houston Ballet, for instance, there are often 12 casts of Sugar Plum, according to ballet master Amy Fote. That means some dancers might only get one full run before performing the role.

But not all of the preparation happens in the studio. For aerobically demanding choreography, dancers need to put in their own overtime to build the necessary stamina. Red flags for Fote are when footwork loses its precision and line, and movement looks less efficient and more labored—these are not necessarily signs of technical deficiencies, but often point to the need to increase cardiovascular fitness. "You have to do your homework and cross-train," she says.

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