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5 Ways to Recharge As a Dancer this Summer

5 Ways to Recharge As a Dancer this Summer

  Whether you’re a student or a professional, summertime for dancers can be an exciting but often tricky time to navigate.  For students or pre-pr...
Bursting your Bubble: How to Build Relationships Outside of Your Immediate Dance Community

Bursting your Bubble: How to Build Relationships Outside of Your Immediate Dance Community

When a dancer joins a ballet company, school, or training program, there is an instant sense of belonging to a group of people with one major commo...
Understanding Understudying

Understanding Understudying

We’ve all been there: tirelessly exerting yourself in the back of the studio behind the first cast, attempting to rehearse choreography in 1/4 of t...
How to Make Ashwagandha Tea

How to Make Ashwagandha Tea

I stumbled upon a bottle of Organic Ashwagandha while shopping recently and read it’s label: “Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is revered...
Why All Ballerinas Should Do Hip Hop

Why All Ballerinas Should Do Hip Hop

My dance teachers at Ruth Page in Chicago — one of whom was once listed as a favorite of Baryshnikov’s — insisted that the ballet reigned supreme. ...
Are You POSITIVE You're Warming Up Correctly?

Are You POSITIVE You're Warming Up Correctly?

We all generally know the do’s and don’ts of warming up and cooling down: don’t dance cold. Wear layers to help acclimate your muscles. Don’t rely ...
Cruelty Free Highlighters for Sparkle and Shine

Cruelty Free Highlighters for Sparkle and Shine

Cue my current makeup obsession, highlighters! I’m still not sure I know how to properly use them for a subtle shimmer or glow, but I’ve really sta...
Nourish: Coffee and Cashew Smoothie

Nourish: Coffee and Cashew Smoothie

Who here is a fellow caffeine addict?! I’m a solid 2-cup a day gal, but every once in a while, I try to spice up my morning coffee routine and make...
Why “Burnout Culture” Is So Dangerous

Why “Burnout Culture” Is So Dangerous

It’s built into our subconscious with subtle hints on social media: “Hard work never stops.” “24/7.” “Studio grind.” It makes sense, after all: it’...
How to Combat Feeling “SAD" As A Dancer

How to Combat Feeling “SAD" As A Dancer

No, we don’t mean regular blues—although, this piece might help with those, too. We mean S.A.D—or, Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you’re not su...
We Need to Talk About Valentine’s Day

We Need to Talk About Valentine’s Day

Unpopular opinion alert: I love Valentine’s Day. I’ve loved it since I was little. I’ve loved it when I was single. I’ve loved it in a relationship...
The Importance Of Being Told "No"

The Importance Of Being Told "No"

Sometimes it can feel like every “no” at an audition is a chip at your soul. Whether it’s a “no” from your dream summer program, college, or compan...