Making the most of a summer program

The season of summer programs is upon us.  Personally, I am staying home for the summer, which I talked about in my summer plans/updates post. This sparks my interest even more to share with you guys how to make the most of your summer program, regardless of the size of the school, your natural ability,…

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My summer plans + updates

This year I will be (happily) staying home for summer intensive.  I did audition around this year for some big "reach" schools that I knew I would NEVER get into...and I didn't get into them (no surprises).  This is mostly because I was looking forward to a comfortable summer at home with my family and…

Guide to Training Supplements

If you have difficulty finding occasions to improve your dancing, or you aren’t being offered enough classes at your dance studio, supplements to your dance training may be necessary if you want to secure a job as a professional ballet dancer.  Doing some research on opportunities to add to and make the most of your…

Ballet Competitions Compared & Contrasted

The Prix de Lausanne is being broadcasted online currently with the finals running tomorrow. At the same time dancers are currently preparing or competing in the Youth American Grand Prix competition, for which the finals are held in New York City at Lincoln Center in April.  As summer program audition season comes to a close…

How to Make the Most of Your Snow Day

Hi everyone!  We are amidst the winter season, and for many of us that involves snow days or other days off from school.  Today I teach you how to have an efficient, unexpected day off. Create Your To-Do List Use your day off to catch up on tasks that are falling behind or ensure that…

TV Shows & Movies for Dancers

Movies and TV shows for dancers are difficult to find, but I have gathered a few that you might like to watch. These ones are quality movies, often reflecting the real lives of aspiring or working professional dancers...and they are actually good!  So, let’s take a look at the list below: Dance Academy This is…

Interview: Life at the School of American Ballet

Hey everyone!  Today I bring to you a very, very special interview.  Anna, @ballerinaanna on Instagram, is a student at the School of American Ballet, the school for the New York City Ballet, in New York City.  She is a very hard worker and she features some excellent posts on her Instagram account.  She also…