How to design a training plan

Dance is just starting up either this week or last week for most of us, and there is no hiding from the fact that the new season is upon us.  This is the perfect time to make new habits and change the way that we work on a day-to-day basis. I have been getting quite…

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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,…

Guide to Training Supplements

If you have difficulty finding occasions to improve your dancing, or you aren’t being offered enough classes at your dance studio, supplements to your dance training may be necessary if you want to secure a job as a professional ballet dancer.  Doing some research on opportunities to add to and make the most of your…

So…You Have Time Off?

Ballet dancers are constantly working, and constantly striving for perfection.  This requires consistent thought, practice, and body conditioning to achieve the right aesthetic and movement quality to be successful in this art.  This also means...very, very minimal time off. I know a lot of you have just returned from your summer intensive (me included!), or you…

25 Things to Improve your Training

Want to get better, and quickly?  This guide of 25 things you can do to improve your ballet, career, and more will take you there as fast as possible. Darn your pointe shoes.  This helps promote correct alignement and balance, which can improve your turning and help yoru shoes last longer. Video yourself.  I often take a…