Healthy Dancer Summer Features Alston McGill Where do you dance? Share a bit about your journey in dance. I am currently a corps de ballet member with New York City Ballet. I began dancing at age three in Savannah, Georgia.
Cross Training while Injured Dancers are a restless creature that are incapable of sitting still. But what do you do when you’re injured? We feel stir crazy sitting on the sidelines watching rehearsals while your injury heals. You worry about
Summer Break Anxiety Feeling anxious about time off from dance? During the summer many dancers have time off after their last performance of the season. Many dancers fear this time off. They worry about losing technique and strength, or fear
3 Smart Strategies to Get Young Dancers Loving Their Bodies Guest post by Katrena Cohea When we think about young dancers, we tend to think tutus, freeze dance, and all the inherent cuteness that accompanies early childhood dance classes. While
Summer Intensive Prep 2019 Part I : Navigating a New Food Situation Summer Intensives mean a lot of new things…new teachers, new competition, new environment and of course a new food situation. I’ve worked with a number of dancer’s who
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.
Ways to Cope with Burnout Burnout – a very real mental issue for dancers that can get even the best of us. It’s the dread of going to the studio, not feeling motivated in class, wishing you were anywhere else
Diets Almost Never Work Long Term One of the challenges you might face is the desire to reach a body goal by a deadline. Sometimes there’s an impending audition or performance that you’d like to be thinner for (or more
Mindfulness for Dancers : Tips and Benefits Featuring Terry Hyde MA, MBACP Lately I’ve noticed that mindfulness has been the buzzword on social media. People constantly posting articles about how to live a mindful life, eat mindfully, work mindfully, and
Interview with former New York City Ballet Dancer Deanna McBrearty As a native New Yorker, I was spoiled in my younger years. I had access to performances by some of the greatest dance companies and performers in the world. New