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.
The Successful SI: Class Placement and Coping With Problems
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.
Celebrating Successes With A Dance Journal
Dance teacher, Nants Foley created a special 70-page book for her students. Called A Dancer’s Steps it includes space for recording class work and progress as well as content like checklists, quotes, ballet vocabulary, foot care, and more. She has published the journal and workbook, making them available beyond her own dance school so we talk with Nants about the book and how she encourages journal-writing in her own ballet classes.
Helping Fund Your Summer Intensive
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!
Auditioning, Planning, and Preparing for Summer Dance Intensives
A gateway to learning and preparing for your summer dance experience. Over 20 links to audition, planning, and preparation lists, tips, and advice. Teacher workshops too! Plus, share your favorite intensives and ask questions about summer study.
15 Ways To Activate Brain And Body During Summer Break
7. Watch dance online. Peek into the professional dance world with DancePulp on Hulu. Each eight to ten-minute video offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of dancers and choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon, Andrea Schermoly, Lourdes Lopez, and don’t miss William Wingfield talk about So You Think You Can Dance and combining the concert and commercial career.