7 Stages of a Bunhead Summer…

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Photo by Rachel Hellwig.

How is your summer going? What stage are you experiencing? 😉

1. Post-Recital Blues

How is ballet season over yet?!

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2. Summer Intensive Prep

Just focus on summer intensive, focus on summer intensive…

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3. Summer Intensive

Ahh, finally…

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4. Intensive Performance

THIS. IS. WHAT. SUMMER. IS. ABOUT.

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5. Post-Intensive Slump

Can this please be over yet?

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6. Beginning of Nutcracker Season

Time to start thinking about auditions! September is just around the corner!

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7. First-Day-of-Fall-Classes Countdown

And 5,6,7,8 – can’t wait!

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Post-Performance Blues

“Any parachuter will tell you that the adrenaline rush that comes from jumping out of a plane is often followed by an intense feeling of let-down after landing. The same thing happens when you finish a big show. Performers of all kinds know there’s very little logic to those icky feelings that come creeping in the days and weeks after performance. You just did something extraordinary—shouldn’t you feel great?”

Greg Pierce, “Coming Down Easy”, Dance Spirit Magazine, December 1, 2007

Read the rest of this great article here.

Post-Performance Blues Clara's Coffee Break
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