Embrace the Beauty

Embrace the Beauty

Known as the “It Factor” There are a variety of qualities that make a student stand out. Some are highlighted for their work ethic, while others demonstrate impressive skill. What makes a student catch my eye is when they’re unashamed to be themselves and...
The Importance of Our Art

The Importance of Our Art

Does Dancing for the Sake of Dancing Have Value? This question has come to mind quite often over the past few years. It’s a massive topic that cannot be fully covered in one blog entry, but there are several thoughts I would like to share on the subject. I would also...
The Benefits of Summer Intensives

The Benefits of Summer Intensives

Make your summer one to remember! Summer intensives are absolutely amazing! I may be a little biased, but that’s only because I’ve had so many wonderful experiences at the ones I’ve gone to. It’s well known that these programs can easily become the best time for...
Weird Things Dancers Do

Weird Things Dancers Do

Dancers are an odd bunch. It may not be obvious to everyone, but dancers typically tend to be a little different from the average person. I’m not just talking about having exceptional posture or the ability to put their hair in a bun at a moments notice. As a dancer...
Audition Tips to Never Quit

Audition Tips to Never Quit

What do they look for? I was recently at the USA International Ballet Competition scholarship auditions as a volunteer helping with registration. Excitement was in the air as the dancers placed their number on their leotards, warmed up for class, and were encouraged...
The Art of You

The Art of You

Respect Yourself As stated above, this post will be about respecting yourself. It’s a very straight forward statement that can be hard to live out. I find that as dancers we often don’t give ourselves the respect that we deserve. We work hard, we strive to achieve our...