GREAT Opportunity for Dancers

Hi, bunheads! I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday and that you’re looking forward to a great week ahead. I wanted to let you all know about a great offer that The Whole Dancer is offerring this week! Jess, the creator of The Whole Dancer, is offering a free mini course titled, “Food is Dancing Fuel”.


Pacific Northwest Ballet


The mini course includes:

  • Use food to maximize your energy!
  • Shift your mindset : food is dancing fuel!
  • Pre – performance Fuel
  • Post – performance Fuel
  • Meal Planning and Prep for the Busiest Times!

The course is five days long and completely free! Enrollment closes on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8pm EST. This course is only availble for a limited amount of time and you should definetly take this amazing offer. I’ll be using the course this week, so join me and let me know your progress by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter.

Enroll in the free mini course “Food is Dancing Fuel” here!

Interview with Former Professional Ballerina Turned Health Coach Jess Spinner

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Jess Spinner, the creator of The Whole Dancer. Jess is helping dancers to achieve their best bodies through the programs she offers through her website. Find out more about Jess and her programs in this post, and enjoy!

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New Year

Hi, dancers! The new year is coming soon and that means it’s time to start setting resolutions for 2017. Dancer’s resolutions typically don’t tend to be too much different from nondancer’s, for example: To eat better, get organized, work out more, etc. But, they also include more technique specific goals, such as: Getting their middle split, doing triples on their right and left, etc. In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing with you the do’s and don’ts of making goals. The new year is the perfect time to start setting new goals, and with the tips listed in this post, make them happen!

Check out our post: 17 Goals to Set for 2o17 for ideas on goals to set this year!


Maria Kochetkova by Kurt Iswarienko

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17 Goals to Set for 2017

Happy Monday, dancers! I hope you’re all having a great start to your week, and to the last week of the year. As crazy as it seems, this is the last week of 2016! The new year is such a great time to start new resolutions and in today’s post, I’m sharing with all of you 17 goals to set for 2017! These goals range from fitness to self-care and I hope you find them helpful!


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Ballet Talk

Hey, everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and that you’re excited for the weekend! I realize that I didn’t get around to posting on Tuesday but life got busy, and it’s still pretty busy, so I’m going to make a short post. This week I’ve been really into watching dance videos and listening to podcasts while I’m getting ready, doing chores, etc. I’ve found a few channels, podcasts, and more that I’d like to share with you. I know life can get super crazy at times and it can feel like you don’t have time to do anything, but listening to videos, audiobooks, and podcasts while you’re doing everyday things is a great way to not only learn new information, but also help you get more done. So here’s my short list of some resources to check out!


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Dancing in College

Hi bunheads! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far. This is my junior year in high school, and, as you might expect, I’m already looking for colleges. I’m not one of the few lucky dancers that goes straight into the professional world of ballet without getting a higher education first, and I’m honestly kind of glad. I’m thrilled to be able to start strengthening my dancing, getting new oppurtunities, meeting new people, and majoring in two of my favorite things.


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“The only light is provided by the street light shining though my bedroom window. I roll out of bed groggy, having lost my full determination days before, as I stand up every joint in my body pops and cracks, my body aches from over-exertion. T-minus four hours and some odd minutes until the first show of the day.”

Happy Sunday, dancers! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and got some well deserved rest this summer. Back in December of 2015, I wrote a blog post about performing in our production of The Nutcracker on my personal blog, Make it Lovely. It was by far my favorite post to writes, and I loved writing on that blog because I got to write about my story, my experiences, and even the way I saw the world. It was extremely hard to maintain one blog, let alone two, so I had to put off writing on it for a while. I have recently felt as if this blog was lacking something personal, so let me know if you enjoyed this post, and there will be more posts about my experiences.

This intro is already starting to get ridiculously long, so I’ll end t here. If you want to see more posts like this, please share with your friends, enjoy!


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