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We Want to Hear From You: Share Your Story!

Jim Lafferty

As you might have noticed, there's now more to than ever before. Our writers and editors have been scouring the dance world for the most eye-opening stories, the most gorgeous dance videos and the most helpful advice.

But we're always looking for more!

Do you have a short dance film that you think deserves to be featured? Do you want to write about your unique experience in the dance world?

Send us a note! Email me at We're looking for smart, original stories and footage that will appeal to dance professionals across the country. It could be a personal essay on a challenge you've faced, a spotlight on a new trend and why it matters, well-researched advice from experts, a thoughtful critique, insight from a unique corner of the dance world or just something that's mesmerizing to watch.

Dance Magazine reserves the right to edit for length and clarity. We'll get in touch if your story or video is being considered for publication.

I can't wait to see what you have to share.

The Conversation

Is dance a sport? Should it be in the Olympics? They're complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don't call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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Career Advice
Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Rachel Foster and Jonathan Porretta took their final curtain call on June 9, 2019. Photo by Lindsay Thomas, Courtesy PNB

We all know dance careers are temporary. But this season, it feels like we're saying goodbye to more stars than usual.

Many have turned to social media to share their last curtain calls, thoughts on what it feels like to say farewell to performing, and insights into the ways that dancing has made them who they are. After years of dedicating your life to the studio and stage, the decision to stop dancing is always an emotional one. Each dancer handles it in their own way—whether that means cheekily admitting to having an existential crisis, or simply leaving with no regrets about what you did for love.

We will miss these dancers' performances, but can't wait to see what awaits each in their next chapters.

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