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 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
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
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
9 Tips to Avoid Nutcracker Burnout Nutcracker, the ballet that brings joy to thousands each holiday season and every other emotion to dancers. Whether you do 45 shows of Nutcracker or two shows, November and December can be stressful months
Breakfast with Kirsten Kemp Kirsten Kemp, YouTube ballerina behind Twin Talks Ballet shares a unique cold – weather breakfast. At Kirsten’s YouTube channel you’ll hear more of her thoughts on healthy eating and the importance of nutrient dense food for