March Bullet Pointes: Photo and video Tips

Nailing a Photo Shoot In the age of mega media sharing, so many dancers are striving to get a flattering shot or video. It could be for a resume for your dream job, or just

February Bullet Pointes

Blisters! A fact of life for dancers of all styles, and sometimes considered a badge of honor. They still hurt. I had a student who tore a quarter sized piece of skin off the bottom

Full Pointe; Sarah’s health, fitness, fat and thin journey

I was never a tiny kid. I was never all leg and elbow like some of the "Bambi" ballerinas that populate a certain sphere of Instagram. They are 13 and already have perfect extensions and

January Bullet Pointes

Image credit: Maria Kochetkova with San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Giselle. © Erik Tomasson Counting Adagio Music This month’s subject can be a tricky one. We are talking about counting and hearing the beats in

December Bullet Pointes

Whew! Is Nutcracker Season over yet? From all of us here at CDW, we wish you a happy, healthy, and hopefully low stress rest of your season, whether you still have shows or you’ve already

Full Pointe: Meet Sarah

I didn't realize how hard I was breathing until I fell back on the floor, my arms and legs twitching in time to the last notes of Tchaikovsky's battle music from the first act of