Tech Week Survival Guide for Ballet

Nutcracker tech week for me begins tomorrow and extends for a period of two hectic weeks.  Let's dive into my survival guide for a ballet tech week, specifically for Nutcracker. Prepare This is the first matter of business.  I always do this the two weekends before production week so that I can manage everything well…

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Article Alert…It’s Nutcracker Season

Hey everybody!  Today we have a quick update regarding the number of articles that will be published on this blog in the near future. These next 2 weeks for me are the heart of Nutcracker season!  And GRB's Nutcracker is insane.  Crazy, crazy schedule.  So, I would appreciate it if you would accept a small…

Improving Your Retiré

Today we discuss a very popular topic among ballet dancers (this is quite the opposite of my post about Developing Artistry).  In this technique tip, we discuss how to improve your balance in retiré.  Balancing in attitude devant, attitude derrière, and arabesque is covered in my post about Attitude/Arabesque Turns and Balances.  Let's get started!…

Finding Balance

Let's face it...everybody's life gets crazy.  Especially when you're a full-time ballet student operating under a half-time ballet student's schedule.  And you have to manage academic work and other extracurricular activities on top of all that.  That's me.  I get really, really stressed sometimes.  Today I'm going to write about finding balance in your life between…