Author Archives: Ashley Rivers

About Ashley Rivers

Ashley Rivers is a freelance writer and dancer in Boston. She is currently a Calderwood Fellow in writing at Emerson College.

Coming Back from a Break

After a few weeks of much-needed rest, many dancers jump right back into class full force. But going from couch … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Your Body

The Benefits of Taking a Break

After Callie Lyons finished an intense summer dance program in Austria this year, she could tell her body needed rest. … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Your Body

Help! I Hate My Comp Routine!

There are myriad reasons you might dislike one of your group dances for competition. Every dancer prefers a routine that … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To, Uncategorized

Dancing with My Double

Sara, soloist, & Leigh-Ann Esty, corps de ballet, Miami City Ballet Age: 27 Do you have the same strengths in … Continue reading

Posted in New Stories We Love, Uncategorized

The Hard Truths

Most professional dancers are so passionate about dance they can’t imagine doing anything else. But the dance world isn’t always … Continue reading

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Am I Ready for College?

In high school, you spend countless hours brushing up on your technique—and maybe even dreaming of the perfect college dance … Continue reading

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