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Tutus, pointe shoes, stage lights and practice. Such is the life of a student of ballet!

A New Season

  It’s here! The new dance season has officially started at my home studio and it thrills me how great this year already is and how amazing it is going to be. I’m so excited for everything we are going to learn and improve upon in class, the multiple performance opportunities, and the challenge of […] Read more…

Summer Intensive-Week 4/5

Well, (gulp)  I am alive! Just in case you were wondering why I dropped off the face of the blogging planet for two weeks. It’s bad, I know, my apologies dear readers! Ok, the last time I gave you an update on my summer intensive was week three.  CPYB’s amazing five  summer intensive ended about one […] Read more…

Summer Intensive -Week 2

  Whew…( exhales deeply and dabs forehead) what a week! This second week here at CPYB had so many great moments and I’m at a loss,yet again, on where to begin. 1. I had the coolest teacher: Yes, I really had the coolest teacher at summer intensives. I had Deborah Wingert. She trained at CPYB […] Read more…

Summer Intensive-Week 1

Week one of CPYB’s Summer Intensive, is officially over and I must say, it’s been filled with adventures. So, I will attempt to briefly summarize it for you in a blog post of tolerable length. 1. Top things I learned in class Our bodies are so complex and the way that our muscles must function in […] Read more…

And I’m Off

  Well, I’m officially off to my second summer intensive ever and this year I’m returning to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB).   I have packed, repacked and (almost) remembered everything I need. 🙂  This is beyond thrilling and I can’t wait to get started and see what this summer holds. My plan is to […] Read more…

The End of the 2015-2016 Dance Season

Last week, I took  the final class of the season at my studio. On the car ride back home, so many emotions ran through my head.  Surprisingly, I can’t believe it’s over already but on the other hand, the year felt so long.  This year, though good, has been a hard one for me and […] Read more…

Why Do You Dance?/ Friday Inspiration

  Happy Friday, everyone! Thank you for all the comments, shares, and likes that you’ve given me this week!  I can’t possibly make this blog grow without you, and I really appreciate all your support! This week, I’m keeping the Random Inspiration post a little shorter, because the quote that I have to share with […] Read more…

Try Something New

  This week I will be performing in my very first Contemporary show.  One year ago I wasn’t extremely fond of this form of dance and now I’m actually really excited for this performance!  My timid venture into the world of Contemporary dance first began in January when I auditioned to be in a winter […] Read more…

Take care of your instrument

  Take care of your body, a teacher told me, along with my classmates recently.  This sounds like such a simple statement and yet we as dancers find it so challenging.   Why? I honestly have no idea.  I tend to roll out, and ice usually when I’m sore and the pain/ soreness from the […] Read more…

Performances

Performances are a wonderful thing. They are a time to showcase everything that you have worked so hard for, and a time to just be happy because you get to be on stage. Unfortunately they aren’t always as easy or as care free as we could make them.  I experienced some of these performance difficulties […] Read more…

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