The Rockettes rehearse for the 2023 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Emma Wannie/MSG Entertainment.

Here’s What It Takes to Be Rockette-Ready

Ever wondered how the Rockettes achieve those classic sky-high kick lines and intricate movements that culminate in a dazzling array of precision dance routines? We’re pulling back the velvety curtains so you can get a sneak peek of the world-famous troupe in rehearsal. This year, 14 new Rockettes were welcomed from nine states—New York, New […]

a rack of hanging costumes

Will a New Law Combatting Height and Weight Discrimination Affect Hiring Practices in Dance?

A recent win for size inclusivity has even cemented itself legally: On May 26, 2023, New York City mayor Eric Adams signed new legislation to prohibit height or weight discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, adding these two physical characteristics to the list of those protected, which includes race, gender, age, religion, and sexual orientation.

Seventeen of the 2023 25 to Watch Live! performers pose for a group photo on the Sheen Center stage. They stand or kneel and wear nice street clothing.

Reflecting on 25 to Watch Live! 2023: Moving, and Being Moved

On Monday, July 24, Dance Magazine’s annual “25 to Watch” feature was brought to the stage for the first time, featuring 12 of 2023’s “25 to Watch” artists. An evening of stellar performances and panel discussions kicked off at 6 pm at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City. Maria Majors, […]

Morning Moves: How 5 Professional Dancers Start Their Day

The way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. Establishing a productive and mindful morning routine can leave you feeling relaxed, grounded, and ready to take on the day ahead, no matter how busy. We asked five professional dancers to share what they like to do each morning […]

"Dance Is My Time For Make-Believe"

“I don’t wanna go to dance!” As a kid, these were my famous words. When packing into the car for the interminable ride to the studio, I would kick and scream so much that I earned the nickname “The Hornet.” I am so glad my parents put up with my sting, because looking back, it […]