The Songs Your Favorite Dance Artists Can't Stop Listening To
The most-played song on your Spotify says a lot about you. Maybe it's that guilty pleasure track you dance to while you're in the kitchen, or the one you have to listen to before going onstage.
We talked to 10 of our favorite pros about the song that's racked up the most plays on their phones—whether it's one they teach to, cross-train to, or just a song that helps them escape.
Miami City Ballet's Nathalia Arja: "Finesse" by Bruno Mars
Daniel Azoulay, Courtesy Miami City Ballet
Martha Graham Dance Company's PeiJu Chien-Pott: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
An Rong Xu
The Washington Ballet's Ashley Murphy: "Broken But I'm Healed" by Byron Cage
Theo Kossenas, Courtesy The Washington Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Leta Biasucci: Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off"
Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB
B-girl and Choreographer Ephrat Asherie: "A Flower is A Lovesome Thing" by Ehud Asherie
Robert Altman, Courtesy Asherie
Pennsylvania Ballet's Sterling Baca: "Ride Out" by Schoolboy Q
Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy Pennsylvania Ballet
Tap Dancer Caleb Teicher: "Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee
Boston Ballet's Joy Womack: "Fingertips" by One Republic, "Romantic" by Stanaj
Kyoungjin Kim, courtesy Universal Ballet
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts: "See You Again" (feat. Kali Uchis) by Tyler The Creator
Paul Kolnik, courtesy Ailey
Dutch National Ballet's Michaele DePrince: "I Was Here" by Beyoncé
What do Percy Jackson, Princess Diana and Tina Turner have in common? They're all characters on Broadway this season. Throw in Michelle Dorrance's choreographic debut, Henry VIII's six diva-licious wives and the 1990s angst of Alanis Morissette, and the 2019–20 season is shaping up to be an exciting mix of past-meets-pop-culture-present.
Here's a look at the musicals hitting Broadway in the coming months. We're biding our time until opening night!
If you think becoming a trainee or apprentice is the only path to gaining experience in a dance company environment, think again.
The University of Arizona, located in the heart of Tucson, acclimates dancers to the pace and rigor of company life while offering all the academic opportunities of a globally-ranked university. If you're looking to get a head-start on your professional dance career—or to just have a college experience that balances company-level training and repertory with rigorous academics—the University of Arizona's undergraduate and graduate programs have myriad opportunites to offer:
Yes, we realize it's only August. But we can't help but to already be musing about all the incredible dance happenings of 2019.
We're getting ready for our annual Readers' Choice feature, and we want to hear from you about the shows you can't stop thinking about, the dance videos that blew your mind and the artists you discovered this year who everyone should know about.
Ah, stretching. It seems so simple, and is yet so complicated.
For example: You don't want to overstretch, but you're not going to see results if you don't stretch enough. You want to focus on areas where you're tight, but you also can't neglect other areas or else you'll be imbalanced. You were taught to hold static stretches growing up, but now everyone is telling you never to hold a stretch longer than a few seconds?
Considering how important stretching correctly is for dancers, it's easy to get confused or overwhelmed. So we came up with 10 common stretching scenarios, and gave you the expert low-down.