Harsh Criticism and Feedback in Dance From the time you start taking dance seriously, the focus is honed in on technique. Your teachers help you to work out all the little technical details . The best teachers create an environment
Healthy at Home with Madeleine Purcell Madeleine Purcell trained at Connecticut Dance School before being accepted to ABT’s JKO School, where she trained for three years. She spent a final year training in the Balanchine style at Ballet Academy East.
Creating your Custom Dancer’s Meal Plan You have very specific needs as a dancer and in our current situation, being intentional with food is going to support you in so many ways. By making healthy, intentional choices you’re going to
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.
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
Dealing with Casting At just about every level, dancers experience the doubt and insecurity that comes with casting decisions by artistic staff. I remember back all the way to my first experience with casting in the Nutcracker at age 12.
Can Dancers Have their Cake and Eat It? Every time I present something on food or eating plans there are questions around sweets and treats. I know you enjoy sugar and maybe even the burst of energy it gives…before the
It really is amazing how time seems to fly by when you’re fully engaged and invested in what you’re doing. I know I felt that way when I was pursuing dance and I feel that way again working with dancer’s
It is so important for everyone but imho, especially important for dancers to set and work towards goals. Why is this so important for dancers? Each day we go to the studio and stare at our reflection. Yes, the mirror
I’m so thrilled to share this guest post from Tanya of Bulletproof Ballerina. She’s my go to gal for all things strength and cross – training for dancers. You can check her out here and check out some recent podcasts