The ever-fabulous Emma Portner (photo by Quinn Wharton for Dance Magazine)

Emma Portner Shines in This Apple Watch Promo

Tucked into an almost two-hour Apple announcement video is pure dance gold: a promo for the newest version of the Apple Watch featuring none other than the trailblazing jack-of-all-styles herself, Emma Portner.


Honestly, Portner's electric, effortless grooving could sell ice to an eskimo. But the Apple Watch is also fitting.

(From Lauren and Chris Grant to FKA twigs, snaps to Apple for continuing their streak of using super-talented performers in their campaigns.)

Check out Portner below!

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Alright yeah this is crazy @apple
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How Turning Boards and Practice Mats Can Revolutionize Your Dance Training

When it comes to equipment, dancers don't need much—just shoes and whatever can fit in their dance bag. But between rehearsals in the studio and performances on stage, one major piece of equipment often goes overlooked—the floor.

Dancers too often find themselves warming up on the concrete or carpet backstage, or wanting to practice in a location without a proper floor. For years, Harlequin Floors has offered a solution to this problem with its innovative turning board, offering a portable and personal floor that can be flipped between marley and wood. Now, they've revolutionized portability again with their practice mat, offering dancers the option to roll up their own personal floor and sling it over their shoulders like a yoga mat.

We spoke with experts from every corner of the dance industry to see how Harlequin's products have become their everyday essentials:

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