Jennifer Milner is a private ballet and cross-training coach, as well as master teacher with a dance medicine specialty. A retired ballet and musical theatre dancer, Jennifer loves mentoring young dancers and professionals through the challenges of achieving and maintaining a long and healthy career. As the owner of Bodies In:Motion, she teaches workshops and master classes in the Dallas area and across the country. You can read her blog on her website bodies-inmotion.com or follow her on Instagram at @jennifer.milner.
Even if you're miserable, there's still a lot you can get out of the experience. Photo by Thinkstock
You've spent all spring preparing for this. You killed it in the audition, obsessed over the packing list, connected with your roommate on social media, and taken so many extra pointe classes that your Band-Aids need Band-Aids.
Bring on the summer intensive!
A summer spent studying with a well-known company or prestigious academy can be a highlight of a dance student's year. Showered with fresh input and exposed to new techniques, many dancers find a summer intensive to be an empowering, uplifting experience.