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Fox News Mocks Lara Spencer's Apology, Says Men Wearing Tights Will Be Harassed

After days spent rallying against “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer’s flippant comments about boys doing ballet, the dance world triumphed on Monday. Not only did Spencer issue a lengthy on-air apology, complete with an interview with Robbie Fairchild, Travis Wall and Fabrice Calmels, but over 300 dancers gathered outside of the “GMA” studios for […]

#BoysDanceToo

I didn’t realize how much the whole movement meant to me until I saw the mass of male dancers congregated in front of “Good Morning America” led by the likes of Travis Wall, Alex Wong and Robbie Fairchild. It was pre-7 am—I was all packed up and ready to begin my trek to work when […]

How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet

At 6:30 this morning, I exited the subway in Times Square and walked towards the group of dancers gathered outside the “Good Morning America” studios. The moment I entered the fray, any lingering early morning grogginess disappeared; the energy in the crowd was palpable. By 7 am, the time that “GMA” goes live to millions […]

"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start.

On this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America,” host Lara Spencer did what the dance community has been clamoring for since last Thursday, when her flippant comments about Prince George enjoying ballet lessons provoked widespread outrage: She apologized live on air. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am […]

Travis and Denise Wall Talk About Their New Documentary "I Dream of Dance"

Dance phenomenon Travis Wall and his mom Denise are no strangers to the spotlight. Travis’ success on “So You Think You Can Dance,” followed by his own reality show, have propelled him to reality dance stardom. Though he’s working behind the scenes as a choreographer these days, you can still catch him performing occasionally with […]

Check Out These Dance Dogs (and Cat) of Instagram

We’ve been doing some Instagram stalking (as is customary for everyone not living under a rock these days), and we’ve come to the conclusion that dancers are the best people in the world to follow on social media. Yes, they have gorgeous photos of out-of-this-world arabesques, and it’s true their endless pirouettes are mesmerizing, but […]

Travis Wall Confronts Homophobia With a Powerful New Video

Choreographer Travis Wall recently shared a video he directed and produced about the struggle of dealing with homophobia. The Shaping Sound artistic director, who is openly gay, pairs his contemporary style with an acoustic cover of “This Is Me” from the Grammy-nominated musical The Greatest Showman, performed by Broadway’s Shoshana Bean, and the result is […]

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