Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I’m interested in eventually pursuing a career in the arts after I’m done dancing. What kinds of jobs are there in a ballet company besides the artistic director and teachers? —Kat A ballet company is just like any other business—outside of its...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I have strong pirouettes on pointe, but as soon as I try fouettés, I’m a mess. I can’t seem to do more than a few without falling out of my turns. What can I do to get my fouettés under control? — Tess In doing fouettés, the...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I can’t attend all of the auditions I want to go to this spring. What should I include in a video audition? — Carrie   When putting together an audition video, follow a few ground rules: Keep it concise, professional-looking and relevant to the...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

My parents don’t want to pay for a summer intensive. Should I try to convince them that the training is worth the extra money, or should I just work really hard at my home studio all summer? —Emily   Summer intensives certainly aren’t cheap, but...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

While my teacher has been away on maternity leave, I’ve bonded with two guest teachers who’ve displayed interest in me and given me helpful corrections. Do you have any tips on how to adjust when my teacher comes back? —Casey   Once you’ve...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

My dance teacher always tells me to connect my arms to my back. What does this mean, and how can I do it? —Sherry   It took me a long time to figure this out, too. The key is to not think of the arm as a separate appendage starting at the top of the...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I’m often cast in turning roles, which I love. But especially after fouettés, my left knee is sore, and it feels like the muscles are inflamed. Should I be worried? —Claudia I asked Dr. William Hamilton, a New York City orthopedic surgeon who...

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