All About Yoga For Dancers

Today's topic is yoga - a great cross-training technique used to lengthen, stretch, and strengthen balanced muscles.  It's recommended to dancers by many physical therapists, and it is testified by multiple professional dancers and directors.  Let's learn a little more about what this technique entails. What does it do? lengthens tones strengthens stretches How much should…

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Nutcracker Journal: Thus Far

Hi everybody!  Today is my first ever Diary section post.  I'm excited to bring to you a Nutcracker journal of my experiences thus far in this Nutcracker season.  Enjoy! This is my hair for our dress rehearsal on last Thursday (12/10/15) morning.  I danced party girl in the party scene and Harlequin in the 2nd…

Advantages: Blog Benefits + Exciting Ideas

Today I want to quickly remind you of some great things that you can do on this blog to help improve your experience.  Here are my recommendations: My Twitter I want to do a quick update recommending you all to something that I think would be a fantastic resource for you - my Twitter account.…

Holiday Break Conditioning Schedule

Today I bring to you a holiday break conditioning calendar.  This can be used to stay in shape and improve over the break so that you can be ready to go for the new season. Mon 12/21 - Sun 12/27 Take this time completely off (except for maybe some light stretching or massage after a…

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…