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
Self-Expression in the Studio and in Life As a dancer, you might have decided that movement is your most effective form of self-expression. It may very well be. But there is more power within you, and when you start using
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.
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
Auditioning for a professional job is one of the most stress filled times in your dance journey. If it doesn’t work out, what will you do? Sleepless nights. Breakdowns in class. But here’s the good news : “Proper preparation prevents
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.
Standing Tall When Dance Pushes You Down by Stacy West Have you ever had a teacher or choreographer who said or did something that made you feel bad about yourself or your dancing? If you are a serious dancer the
Bottom Line: It’s up to you You have a lot of power in your life. Admittedly, it doesn’t always feel that way. This weeks challenge presents a small way to assert that power. It’s all about you. This simple switch
My entire life I’ve been told that I was going to have to work harder than anyone else to become a professional dancer. I’m only 4’11” and as I got older, my height became something I hated and it began to make
You likely engage in negative self talk at some point throughout your days. Even for the most optimist in the bunch, self – doubt can creep in and drag you down. Mastering your mind is a must if you wish