A Little Commentary Post

For the final commentary post of this semester I decided to focus on a blog with a closer relation to what I hope to be pursuing directly out of college, ballet. While many dancers have blogs where they share their own personal pictures and videos, I was seeking out a blog with much more writing … Continue reading A Little Commentary Post

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Game Face On: How to Prepare Hair and Makeup for Perfomances

While I am in the middle of Nutcracker season right now, I thought that this would be an excellent time to discuss how to properly prepare hair, makeup, and shoes for a performance whether it is Nutcracker or any other holiday show. Part 1: Lots of Locks The first task that I prefer to accomplish … Continue reading Game Face On: How to Prepare Hair and Makeup for Perfomances

Breath In, Breathe Out: How to Shake Off Nerves Before a Performance

When it comes to performances, every dancer has his or her own unique way of preparing hair, makeup, and shoes for a show. However, there is one common trait that every single dancer experiences before stepping onstage in front of an audience. Yes, I am talking about nervousness. For most, this is one aspect of … Continue reading Breath In, Breathe Out: How to Shake Off Nerves Before a Performance

Visions of Sugar Plums: How to Make it Through Nutracker Season

A topic that covered by most major ballet magazines and news sources every November and December is that of the beloved and dreaded Nutcracker season. This week, there may be a few new tips and tricks that will help you out this year, whether you are gearing up to perform in a ballet company’s Nutcracker … Continue reading Visions of Sugar Plums: How to Make it Through Nutracker Season

First Impressions: How to Get Geared Up for Audition Season

Even though it is only the end of October, Nutcracker season is well underway for most ballet companies. However, many dancers, including myself, have the upcoming audition season on the back of their minds. And while auditioning can be a very stressful and tedious process, there are a few simple steps to take that will … Continue reading First Impressions: How to Get Geared Up for Audition Season