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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These Retired Ballroom Dancers Started a Dance-Themed Coffee Company

Like many dancers, when Lauren Schelfhaudt and Jean Paul retired from professional ballroom dancing in 2016, they felt lost. "There was this huge void," says Schelfhaudt.

But after over 20 years of dancing, plus United States and World Championship titles, reality shows, and high-profile choreography gigs (and Paul's special claim to fame, as "the guy who makes Bradley Cooper look bad" in Silver Linings Playbook), teaching just didn't fill the void. "I got to the point where it wasn't giving me that creative outlet," says Paul.

When the pair (who are life and business partners but were never dance partners—they competed against one another) took a post-retirement trip to Costa Rica, they were ready to restart their lives. They found inspiration in an expected place: A visit to a coffee farm.

Though they had no experience in coffee roasting or business, they began building their own coffee company. In 2018, the duo officially launched Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters, where they create dance-inspired blends out of their headquarters in Belmont, North Carolina.

We talked to Schelfhaudt and Paul about how their dance background makes them better coffee roasters, and why coffee is an art form all its own:

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