Jealousy and the dance competition world go hand in hand—dancers from one studio are pitted against those from another as they strive for the same awards and recognition, creating the perfect conditions for envy to flourish. But sometimes, jealousy strikes among dancers from the same studio or team.
Company class triggers my biggest doubts when I compare myself to leading dancers with fantastic feet or extensions. Why can’t I be more like them? I work just as hard, but I can’t seem to do it. —Katy, San Francisco, CA All dancers are different. You’re always going to find someone who can do something […]
How do I deal with a jealous clique of dancers who resent my success at competitions and talk behind my back? The negativity takes away my joy of dancing. —J.C., New York, NY Insecurity often brings out the worst in people, especially if they feel less accomplished than you. But no one can rob you […]