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Why Isn't Tap At The Top?

With National Tap Dance Day approaching (mark your calendar for May 25!), we thought it was about time we talked tap. In many studios - mine included - ballet, jazz, and even hip-hop were all emphasized. I've noticed that it's not uncommon for studio owners to require their students to take a cer...

Mackenzie Ziegler - Mackenzie's Rules for Life: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat

Mackenzie Ziegler's Book Is Now On The Advice Shelves

At only 14 years old, Mackenzie Ziegler has quite a resume. Though you probably know her from her six-year run on the Lifetime show Dance Moms, she's much more than Maddie Ziegler's little sis. She's acted in a sitcom, modeled for Polo Ralph Lauren, released an album called Mack Z in 2014, and to...

How To Thank Your #1 Fan This Mother's Day

How To Thank Your #1 Fan This Mother's Day

She has done everything for you. She bought your first pair of ballet shoes. She picked out your very first tutu. She taught you how to put on stage makeup. She cleaned your leotards and tights. She rhinestoned your costumes. But most importantly, she believed in you every step of the way. Who is...

Slow Pixel

Ballet At a Snail's Pace - Literally

Move over adagio, there's a new slowpoke in town. 176 slowpokes, to be exact. "Slow Pixel" is a new London-based theatrical experience where the choreography is performed by snails. 

Yes, snails - like the shelled gastropod you can order at a restaurant with extra butter and garlic. Creat...

Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, and Barrett Wilbert Weed starring in "Mean Girls" - photo by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, March 2018

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

Happy humpday Pluggers, and happy Broadway season! Spring is in the air, and it’s time for the musical theater lovers to shine. This year, the Tony Awards are sure to be a great time (as per usual), and the main nominees - well, they’re so FETCH. 

“Mean Girls: The Musical” has scored a to...

NSYNC

The Boy Band’s Back In Town

Just say “Bye Bye Bye” to those Monday blues, because the band’s back together, Pluggers. The one and only NSYNC is coming back together today to receive their Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, and we may or may not be freaking out!

Let us not forget that this boy band was one of the first of...

Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, or YPAD

Fighting Harassment Through Empowerment

There have been a lot of conversations lately surrounding the culture of abuse and harassment in all industries, including dance. We’ve seen brave dancers come forward to talk about their experiences, and leaders removed from their positions. As all of these things are happening, our community is...

Ayo & Teo

Ayo & Teo & Bone Marrow

The dancing duo Ayo and Teo have come out with a new dance challenge that is sure to spark some beautiful change. The two young men have partnered with DoSomething.org for the “Give A Spit About Cancer” campaign, in order to raise awareness for the bone marrow registry and opportunity to donate m...