A chat with Artistic Director Caitlin Elledge of X Contemporary Dance Caitlin Elledge started X Contemporary Dance after struggling through her professional pursuits in ballet. The dance world tore her down but she got back up in a big way.
Don’t let an inanimate object tear you down… 1. It’s not accurate If you step on the scale at your doctor’s office, then the one in your bathroom at home, and finally the one at your gym they’ll all give
When you’re told a casting decision was made based on weight…it happens. Unfortunately, all too often. So how do you respond? What should you think about? Casting and Weight: It shouldn’t happen. Or if it does, it really shouldn’t be
Guest post by Annelise Bryan Author of The New Rules of Cross Training for Dancers Writing “The New Rules of Cross Training for Dancers” was a project that was very close to my heart. When I was dancing in college,
Supplements for Dancers I want to start this post off by saying that I’m not an affiliate for any supplement brands and I don’t sell supplements for dancers. The opinions I share are based on my experience working in the
This question comes up a lot among dancers – whether you’re already dancing professionally or working towards that end, you’re not alone in your desire for guidelines. After all, you’re still expected to list your weight on your professional resume. Although, I sort of think this practice should be banned. It’s definitely not helping anyone.
Yes, we care about the health of your knees + ankles also! “Send you knees over your toes in plie.” “Hips stacked on top of your knees, stacked on top of your toes.” “Don’t let your knees roll in.” How
Guest post by Annett Bone “I know you’ve lost weight, but I need you to lose more.” Took me a minute to process this statement. Wait a minute, what? As these words sank in, I thought, “I’ve been working so
An open letter to ballet companies and schools – stop weighing your dancers! Currently I have a handful of clients who have gotten the direct feedback to lose weight. Their ages range from 15-24. In addition to those dancers, there’s