Conquer Your Fear of Understudying

Why am I scared of success? I’m understudying a lead part in a musical, but my reaction is pure fear. I know other dancers who are envious of this chance. Can you help me conquer my demons? —Cary, Hoboken, NJ Yes, but you’ll need to identify the trigger so you can deal with your fear. […]

Advice for Dancers: Trouble Ahead

Is it safe to do ballet with anteverted hips? And how substance abuse could stunt your career. Do anteverted hips always lead to arthritis? My doctors say I should think about quitting ballet. Are they for real? I’m 22 and have trained in dance since I was 7. That’s my career! —Alisa, Brooklyn, NY I’m […]

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