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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What It Was Like When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was in the Audience—or Backstage

The 27 years that Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent on the U.S. Supreme Court were 27 years that she spent as one of Washington, D.C.'s most ardent, elegant and erudite supporters of the performing arts. The justice, who died on September 18 of metastatic cancer, was also an avid cultural tourist, traveling to the Santa Fe and Glimmerglass operas nearly every summer, as well as occasionally returning to catch shows in her native New York City.

Ginsburg's opera fandom was well known, but her tastes were wide-ranging. Particularly in the last 10 years of her life, after Ginsburg lost her beloved husband, Marty, it was not unusual for the petite justice and her security detail to be spotted at theaters several nights a week. She saw everything, from classic musicals to serious new plays, plus performances that defied classification, like Martha Clarke's dance drama Chéri, with Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, which toured to the Kennedy Center in 2014.

To honor Ginsburg, Dance Magazine asked three dance artists whose performances the justice attended to recall what Ginsburg meant to them.

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