Category Archives: Mind

The Parent Trap

Fourteen-year-old Lauren* dreams of dancing professionally and opening her own studio. Unfortunately, Lauren’s dad sees her future differently: “My father … Continue reading

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Keeping Pace

Deirdre Lewis loved studying ballet and jazz as a young teen, but unlike many of her peers at Dance Workshop … Continue reading

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Food Fight

“I get embarrassed when I order a larger meal than my friends when we’re out together,” says 16-year-old dancer Harmony*, … Continue reading

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Beat Bullying

Imagine that you’re in ballet class, working on your triple pirouettes. As your teacher watches you and gives you pointers, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Criticism

Picture yourself in class, admiring your reflection in the mirror after you finally execute a quadruple pirouette. You’ve been working … Continue reading

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Fruitful Failure

When Rylyn Juliano moved to NYC in October 2009, everything was going according to plan. She had graduated early from … Continue reading

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