How to dance in the colder months

Dancing during the colder fall and winter seasons can be harder on your body than it is during the summer and spring-- fatigue, sickness, and tiredness sets in. I am currently experiencing this difficulty: I have tech week this week and it is the first cold rush of the season! Here are a few tips…

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The Nutcracker’s Backstory

With Nutcracker season tipping the scale on both our sanity and happiness, it’s time to take a deeper look into the history of this ballet with a short but sweet lesson about the origins of this wonderful holiday tradition. The Nutcracker’s original premiere was in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia.…

Nutcracker Rehearsal Survival Guide

Nutcracker is finally upon us!  Rehearsals are well under way for most of us, and performances are coming sooner than you think!  Today I share with you a survival guide for Nutcracker, my secrets regarding how to perform and rehearse in the best way, as well as have as much fun as possible!  Nutcracker season…

Casting and Jealousy…

Hi everybody!  Today’s post is all about casting, jealousy and roles.  Especially with Nutcracker and other audition results for the season having been returned to most of us at this point, it’s important to discuss dealing with social issues, drama and jealousy during this time.  I hope this will help you through. Make sure to…

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…