It's crazy to think about what the dance world would be like without the high-quality digital video that's taken over the Internet. We wouldn't have inspiring class videos (like this one featuring Tate McRae), or mind-blowing music videos (like Parris Goebel's one-woman production), or live streams for all kinds of special events (hello, World Ballet Day).
It's summer study audition time—which means you're probably feeling a little stressed out. But no matter how nerve-racking your audition circuit is this year, keep your eyes on the prize: Attending a summer intensive is one of the best ways to boost your technique—and to meet other awesome dancers from around the country, or even the world.
To help you focus on the positive, web series Dance212 is re-airing its popular fourth season, which follows five young dancers as they attend sweet NYC summer programs. Watching these talented students living the dream at the likes of American Ballet Theatre and The School of American Ballet should give you a sense of perspective—look at all the amazingness ahead!—and help calm those audition jitters right down.
(Still not sure which program might be right for you? Browse our comprehensive summer study listing, which is searchable by state.)
Today's Dance212 episode follows Sterling Baca through pas de deux class at ABT's summer intensive. Take a look!