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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and pro partner Jenna Johnson snatched the coveted mirror ball trophy at the "Dancing With the Stars" Season 26 finale. Although it's not that surprising (everyone was rooting for the skating darling, who basically won the Olympics), it's still nice to see his hard work pay off.

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Roughly, 10,000 dancers to perform 80 unique styles down the streets of New York at the parade. Photo by Joon Shin, courtesy of NYC Dance Parade

Dance Parade New York presents its 12th annual parade and festival, May 19, in New York City. The parade route is one and a half miles, with an expected 10,000 dancers performing more than 80 unique styles. Dance Parade executive director Greg Miller gives us the scoop on the big event.

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CONTRA-TEMPO. Photo by Eric Wolfe, courtesy of USC Kaufman

The inaugural season of the New Movement Residency at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance launches this month, giving three choreographers—Ana Maria Alvarez, Seda Aybay and Loni Landon—a space to explore, create and prepare works for touring and presentations.

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Denise Wall via @traviswall on Instagram

Mother's Day has come and gone, but the Instagram posts it generated are forever—thank you social media. 🙌

Heaven knows it takes a village of mothers and mother figures to make a dancer's dreams come true. Here we share some of our favorite posts of the day from some wonderful dancers. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll want to call your mom and wish her a happy Mother's Day all over again.

Enjoy!

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It's Mother's Day this weekend, and we could not be more excited to celebrate all of the mothers in our lives. You make our world go 'round, and we are eternally indebted to you.

Here at Dance Teacher, some of our favorite mother figures out there are actually dance teachers. Yes, many of them have babies of their own, but that's not what we're talking about. We are talking about how they nurture and raise their dance students as their own.

Check out our list of 9 reasons why dance teachers should be celebrated as second mothers this Mother's Day.

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Nuo An is the artistic director and founder of the Nuo An Spiritual Dance & Art Foundation.Photo by Liang Zhou, courtesy of An

Chinese dancer and choreographer Nuo An is committed to sharing the teachings of what she calls "spiritual dance."

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I was diagnosed with alopecia totalis [an autoimmune disease where your white blood cells think your hair follicles are a foreign body and attack them—ultimately making your hair fall out] during my eighth-grade year. I was living in the constant unknown, and it was a really hard time for me. Every day I would wake up with bigger circular patches on my head, with the inevitability of going completely bald looming over me.

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Did you know today is Thank A Dance Teacher Day? And you know what that means: It's time to thank your dance teachers!

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