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…

“Backs of the Legs” Workout For Dancers

Hi everyone!  Today I share with you a fantastic workout that I have created. It targets your hips, inner thighs, hamstrings and lots of other important muscles to support you in your dancing.  I hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/djWY9Q2S0Hk At the beginning of this video, I state that the main purpose of many of these muscles…

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…

5 Ingredients to Spice Up Your Salad

It’s still January, and if your New Year’s Resolutions are going strong and eating healthy is part of them, this should still be a focus point.  Today I am giving you a few ideas for salads and new ingredients to throw in them. They will increase your salad’s nutritional value while you add quality contents,…

How to Improve Flexibility FAST!

Gaining flexibility and reaching your fullest potential of flexibility is a gradual process and takes time and patience.  Speeding up the process is not necessarily a goal, as it might be unsafe, but there are ways that will make stretching reach its maximum effect.  Today we discuss how to reach your flexibility potential and adjust…

The Best Way to Get Motivated

Dance is a difficult art form, and as students it is important for us to create a support system of friends to help us through difficult times.  It is even better to make your support system intentionally motivating. This can really help improve your work ethic and make you more confident.  One way to think…

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…