In a summer intensive world largely dominated by pointe work and pas de deux, it can be difficult for a dancer to find a program focused on a style other than ballet. So what are all of us jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and other dance lovers supposed to do? Find the answer here.
Elizabeth Sullivan of The Dancer’s Toolkit prepares you for summer intensives and what may be your first partnering experience with great tips including how to communicate effectively with your partner and how to ask questions of your teachers.
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.
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!
Alison thought the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition was only for dancers who were one step shy of becoming a professional, not for girls like herself who were serious about training, but with so much left to learn. Little did she know she was about to experience YAGP firsthand and share the preparation, expectations, and emotions of the event with you.