What I’ve learned at summer intensive

We're going into week 4 of 5 for summer intensive, and I'd like to take a moment to share some of the unique things I've learned with all you at summer intensive this year! You can't think of ballet in tips and tricks.  Often times I try to find a system or a specific way…

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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,…

The first day back at it…

Monday.  Today is day 1 of my summer training...my summer intensive has not yet kicked into full gear, but I have a 4-classes-a-week schedule going on in addition to my cross training. Anyways, taking a full ballet class after a chunk of time off is very bittersweet. Your muscles are super, super fatigued almost immediately,…

2 Best Lunch Recipes for Dancers

I've been really getting into cooking, especially nutritious cooking, lately.  Today I will share with you two of my favorite self-created lunch recipes that are great for dancers. Extra-Creamy Superfood Smoothie Bowl This is a super-creamy smoothie bowl that is fantastic for any dancer - it is filled with vitamins and nutrients that will help…

How To Prepare for Spring Performances

In my newsletter on Monday, we discussed how to prepare for an upcoming role.  Today I want to expand on that subject and dive further into topics that can enhance your preparations for spring performances. A reputable ballet school or conservatory should feature regular performances or other production opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills.…