Mind

The Perfectionism Problem

As a teenager, contemporary dancer Eveline Kleinjans felt like nothing she did was good enough. Auditioning for university dance programsMore »

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Summer Level Letdown

You fought through your audition nerves and earned admission to your dream summer program. You managed to pack all yourMore »

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Help! My Mom’s My Teacher!

Is the person leading technique class also—gulp—your mother? Here’s the good news: Having a parent as a dance teacher comesMore »

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Conquering Stage Fright

It’s the day of competition. You’ve practiced your solo hundreds of times; you hum the music constantly, and you dreamMore »

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Surviving Peer Pressure

“I feel so fat! Let’s go gluten-free for a while.” “Come have a cigarette with us.” Sound familiar? Many dancersMore »

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Not the Teacher’s Pet

It’s an all-too-common scenario: You’re dying to impress a particular teacher. You want to hear her opinions on your dancing,More »

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