Thoughts on the culture of ballet class…

This is the final week for most of us who attended summer programs. By now, most of us ballet students are back at home, resting, or on vacation. Some of us (including myself) may have finished a little while ago, and are already taking a stab at getting back in shape. Regardless of where you…

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Week 1 of Ballet Chicago SI

So, it's Saturday night currently, and week 1 of my summer program is done. This year I'm at Ballet Chicago, which is a very Balanchine-based program. I wrote on this blog after my very first day, which you can read here. Now, the first week has come to a close (I can't tell if it…

Ballet Chicago Summer Program…Day 1

Today was Day 1 (if it even counts...I will explain later) of my summer program at Ballet Chicago. It is a very Balanchine-based program, and it definitely shows in the teaching style! Today was just our placement class for the faculty to assign us levels. They will post the level that I'm in later tonight.…

Preparing for your summer program

As we approach mid-June and year-round programs come to a close, it is time to begin thinking about and preparing for summer intensives. For example, my summer course at Ballet Chicago starts in only 2 weeks! These couple weeks before the workload gets really heavy are vital to your success and improvement this summer. It…

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,…

Summer Program Audition Season Guide

Summer intensive audition season is upon us, and managing the options can drive you crazy!  The time has come to register for your auditions and establish an auditioning and traveling schedule for yourself.  Today’s post is a guide to help you register, take photos and prepare for those auditions! Determining Schools The schools you audition…

Summer Program Preparations

Hi everybody!  Since final exams are going on, I'm graduating from middle school on Friday, and I'm preparing for summer intensive, it's quite difficult to make a full-on informational blog post and video.  So, today is a quick video all about my preparations for summer intensive.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/KEH1J2DXoTU Joffrey Videos - 1, 2, 3 Joffrey…