Why yes, we did just photoshop Jennifer Garner's head onto our 2017 cover with Isabella Boylston.

Jennifer Garner Did the #GoinInCirclesChallenge & We're Obsessed

In case you missed it, our favorite actress/dance fangirl Jennifer Garner hit the studio this weekend to brush up on her technique (stars, they really are just like us). And the end result might be even better than Garner's #TutuTuesday posts. At the request of American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston, Garner took to her Instagram story to participate in Lil Buck's #GoinInCirclesChallenge.


#GoinInCircles is the newest dance challenge taking over our feed, started by Lil Buck, Phyouture and Jay R. Hart at the Vail Dance Festival earlier this month. Using the 1969 song "Going In Circles" by The Friends of Distinction as their soundtrack, the three Memphis jookers showed off their best turning combo and challenged the rest of the dance community to do the same.

Boylston and Michelle Dorrance shared their own spin on the challenge, with the duo synchronizing their ballet and tap turns as they nominated Garner and ABT's Aran Bell to try it out next.

We're still waiting on Bell to break out his best slow-mo pirouettes, but in the meantime, we're giving Garner extra points for being ahead of the trend (and the strobe lighting effect).

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March 31, 2020: It was the day the summer dance festivals died. Though the respective directors of Jacob's Pillow, American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival hadn't planned to announce the cancellations of their 2020 editions all on the same day, their decisions appeared in inboxes and on social media channels within hours of each other. This news—marking the first operational break for these three festivals in their combined 212-year history—stood out among the host of spring event cancellations for its prescience. Most summer dance programs were still waiting to make any announcements, in the hope that more time might allow for less drastic cuts to programming. (Vail Dance Festival, which had been scheduled to open July 31, did not announce its cancellation until mid-May.)

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