Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

  I’ll be taking my first partnering classes at an intensive this summer. Since there aren’t any guys at my studio, how can I prepare ahead of time? —Lucia   Partnering is a two-way street based on timing, cooperation and trust. For...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

My bun is such a disaster in rehearsals that when I finish dancing, my hair is in my face. Please help! —Marcela A secure bun isn’t just born that way—it needs a little help from the right tools, hair products and styling techniques. First, use a...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I generally break my pointe shoes quickly, and some of the people at my studio glue theirs to make them last longer. Does this really work? If so, where should I glue them exactly? —Juliae   Yes! I am an avid shoe gluer—in fact, I don’t...
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Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Two months ago, I fell at dress rehearsal, broke my fifth metatarsal and ended up having surgery. While I’m building strength in physical therapy so I can return to dance, I’m wondering how to keep myself strong emotionally during this setback....
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

My little toenails have been constantly bruised for a long time, and sometimes this is particularly painful! I occasionally file down the top of the nail surface, but that often makes the pain worse if I don’t do it carefully. How can I relieve the pain and stop...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Next fall I’m moving to a new city to dance, and I’ll be living completely on my own for the first time. What are some cheap, healthy meals that serve one person? —Savannah Cooking on a budget is easier than you might think. Meat can sometimes be...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

My IT bands seem to be constantly sore. I stretch them every day and it helps for a little while, but then they get sore again, even when I’m not dancing. Is there anything else I can do? —Nicole Your IT (short for iliotibial) bands are thick, fibrous...
Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

Web Exclusive – Ask Amy

I want to go to a company school next year, but I feel behind for my age and need to improve if I’m going to get into a good program. Should I ask my teacher for private lessons? What exactly should I ask her for? —Sydney Private lessons can be a great way...

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