during our current crisis and beyond Stress eating happens. As you navigate this new world amidst a global pandemic, it’s perfectly understandable that you might be feeling stressed. Anytime we feel uncertain, it’s stressful. Well, this is uncertainty on a
A company for every BODY…
A chat with Artistic Director Caitlin Elledge of X Contemporary Dance Caitlin Elledge started X Contemporary Dance after struggling through her professional pursuits in ballet. The dance world tore her down but she got back up in a big way.
7 Reasons to Ditch your Scale
Don’t let an inanimate object like a scale tear you down… 1. It’s not accurate If you step on the scale at your doctor’s office, then the one in your bathroom at home, and finally the one at your gym
You don’t need your dance teachers love…
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.
Chamonix Bas – Healthy Dancer Feature
Healthy Dancer Summer Feature Chamonix Bas Where do you dance? Share a bit about your journey in dance. My journey in dance has been somewhat unconventional. I grew up doing competitive swimming, but unfortunately I quit when I was
Interview with Tutu Thin author Dawn Smith-Theodor
Jess Spinner (JS): What’s your background in dance? Dawn Smith-Theodor (DS-T) : My mom had a dancing school in Ohio so I danced before I was born. I moved to New York and danced for Henry Letang who at the
The Swan Lake Diet: Don’t fall into this trap.
If you’ve ever danced Swan Lake, you know that the entire ballet is quite an undertaking. There are very few parts that don’t require a ton of stamina and energy. Swan Lake requires you to really fuel yourself well and
Dealing with Casting in Dance
Dealing with Casting in Dance At just about every level, dancers experience the doubt and insecurity that comes with casting decisions by artistic staff. Dealing with casting in dance can be difficult. I remember all the way back to my
Naturally Sassy: Ballerina turned Fitness Guru Extroadinaire
Naturally Sassy Sassy Gregson-Williams is a former Professional Ballet Dancer turned fitness and wellness guru. Her recipes and workout programs are available on her site Naturally Sassy where she shares her philosophy about food: “The Naturally Sassy philosophy is all
“Whole Dancer” in transition : Julianne Blunt
This interview features Butler University Dance Graduate, Julianne Blunt. Julianne is in a time of transition moving from college to her first professional job with the Sarasota Ballet Studio Company. We discussed how she maintains balance and what makes her