In the midst of tough competition and authentic episodes of teenage drama, Lynn Swanson’s characters learn and demonstrate ways to get along and work together. This timeless “young adult” novel will appeal to both non-dancers and dancers alike.
Whether you’re just getting started thinking about auditions or have been planning since November, guest Juliette Clarke of BalletScoop wants to help you make this your best summer intensive audition season yet! Negative thoughts, preparation tips, and the big decision – it’s all covered in these ten tips.
Summers away from home can be stressful. In a second installment on surviving summer intensives, Alison offers advice for dealing with complications like dance divas and messy roommates, and how to handle yourself professionally and with grace when receiving placement in a class level.
Away from home for her second summer, Alison is attending two ballet intensives, one in Connecticut, the other in New York City. As she shares some of the things she’s learned about summer intensives along the way, including how to prepare, handle fears, make friends, and practice respect, she is living the summer dance experience.
Blossoming dancer and dance photographer, Kristen Newsom, shares a picturesque photo – an arabesque on the New England coast – and her dual passions for dance and photography, as she looks forward to another summer at Burklyn Ballet and a new semester at Sam Houston State University.
Teen writer and ballet hopeful, Alison, shares ten ways students can help pay for their training expenses. Having learned through early dance experiences and a very special teacher that where there’s a will there’s a way, she now creatively thinks of ways to contribute in her own family. You’ll be inspired by her story and get new ideas to fund your dreams and goals!