Anonymous asked: Hi, I plan on audition for BOCO and will be there early next year, which I am really excited about. Sadly because of things finically I haven't been able to take dance at the past few years and now I'm really worried my lack of training will effect my audition. I've done a little here and there and I danced when I was little. I was hoping to know your opinion on this. Thanks!
AHHH!! Yayayay I love hearing things like this! Okay so if lack of dance training were a problem, almost my entire class would not be here. The dancers that we have are kick ass. The people that come in as non-dancers develop other skills to a T. If we were a school of all dancers we’d be boring ;) And hey, you might surprise yourself in the audition. Just let your personality shine through. Let me know when your audition is if you want to get coffee and talk about the school! Xoxo
Anonymous asked: Hi there! I have a question. I would like to minor in dance (modern/ballet). However I'm slightly concerned that there will be a lot of pressure to have a certain body. I don't know if you're major/minoring in dance, but since you dance at school I was wondering if you've experienced this? Thanks!
I love this question because I think there needs to be so much more light shed on this issue.
I see dance majors daily at my school. It’s a small school. I’ve probably seen every single undergrad at least 20 times. Of the dancers, there are SSSOOOOO few who have a “typical” dance body. I actually do not know what a typical dance body is anymore. I think everyone has tiny skin-and-bones ballerinas in their minds, and I haven’t seen one person like that here. Our dancers, and our MTs for that matter, are so physically diverse it makes me so warm and happy. I know I can’t speak for the dance majors, but I have a feeling that as long as you’re happy, healthy, in great shape, and artistically and technically good, you’d be accepted no matter what. Don’t stress it darlin’ doodle. Best of luck to you :)
kittsjourney asked: hey, congrats on your progress girl! x i was wondering, have you been doing any exercise while recovering or completely stayed away from it?
Thank you!! It was hard for me to give up exercise during recovery and I think that’s THE reason why it’s taken me so long to physically recover. I ran a lot during my treatment. I wasn’t technically “underweight”, maybe by like .2 on the BMI scale, but I realized it was really disordered of me to continue strenuous exercise. Because I dance so much at school (5x per week), I try to avoid cardio at the gym besides a quick warm-up. Otherwise, for the past few months, I’ve gotten more serious about lifting weights. The main thing that does for me is help me gain really healthy weight, plus it makes me feel awesome about how strong I am! At this point in recovery I feel confident that my body can handle running again but I still take it easy as much as possible. There are times when I feel like I NEED to blow off steam through cardio but I avoid that at all costs because those are the times when I don’t always know when to stop. Good luck to you xoxo
I just want deserving people to be recognized for all the hours they work their asses off slaving away in practice rooms and dance studios
And somehow, I made it to my 8 AM on time with my paper printed, I had a decent voice lesson, and I did my whole British RP monologue in IPA with 2.5 hours to spare before my next class. Time for a meal and a NAP!
I just wrote a 4 page paper in probably an hour and a half total. Celebratory bowl after my promotional is over.