Their approval should not be the goal Recently I came across a post by a dancer who talked about all the “father figures” she came across in dance and her desire to please them and gain their love and approval.
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 Intensive Prep 2019 Part II : Show up with Confidence + Get Noticed When you head off to intensive, whether it’s your first or your fifth, it’s a valuable time to make contacts for your future career aspirations. If
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
Summer Intensive Essentials We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Apolla Performance products on The Whole Dancer blog before – you can check out our last review here! Well, since then Apolla has come out with some incredible new products that we
I started dancing when I was really young. I asked my mom to bring me to a dance studio when I was only three and since she noticed I enjoyed moving and listening to music, she looked for a dance school
So now you’re probably saying, ‘ok…then what is?!’ First, let’s look at the things that really aren’t keeping you from reaching your body goals. Your Metabolism – a common scapegoat, do you ever have that feeling that you just have
The Mental Preparation for Performance The time leading up to a performance is a critical opportunity to condition yourself for success. It’s surprising that more ballet companies and schools don’t focus more on the mental components of a good performance.
Imagine opening your email and seeing your first paid dancing offer! The feeling is incomparable – that sense of accomplishment after SO MANY YEARS of work – it’s pure joy, elation! Your hard work has finally paid off. You start to really