Jim Lafferty

We Want to Hear From You: Share Your Story!

As you might have noticed, there's now more to dancemagazine.com 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 jstahl@dancemedia.com. 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.

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We're Gifting Readers 500 Tickets to Cats

Calling all Cats fans! If you live near Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville or Greenville, we'd love to treat you to a sneak peak of the Cats feature film. In anticipation of the movie's December 20 nationwide premiere, these five cities are hosting advance screenings on Tuesday, December 17 at 7 pm. We'll get you in—for free!

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Julie Lemberger, Courtesy NYPL

The Most Magical Dancing in New York City Last Week Was in a Public Library

Libraries, rightly or not, are frequently designated in the public consciousness as places that are silent, stuffy and still.

This has never really been the case when it comes to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Last Wednesday, as dance world luminaries and patrons alike gathered to celebrate its 75th anniversary (which we highlighted in a print-exclusive feature in our August issue), this was more apparent than ever as brief dance performances unfolded in unexpected corners of the division's home on the Lincoln Center campus.

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Dancer and Ilan Lev practitioner Annie Rigney working with a client. Cristina Crippa, Courtesy Rigney

We've Reached Peak Wellness—and These Savvy Dancers Are Taking Advantage

From barre classes to fitness influencers and athleisure outfits, the concept of "wellness" has fully taken over the cultural zeitgeist—and infiltrated the dance world. But wellness is more than just celery juice and healing crystals. It's a multi-trillion-dollar industry that's helping people live healthier lives, and putting dancers in a unique position to capitalize on their expertise.

Dancers have a deep understanding of the body that can equip them to help others meet their wellness goals, whether they take place inside the studio or out. For many, pursuing a health-related interest is more than just a way to hone their own craft, it's also an opportunity to have a fulfilling side hustle. But it takes creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to make the hard work pay off.

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