Dance Training
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.

But what if it isn't?

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Career Advice
Who's ready for summer? Photo via Unsplash

At the end of a long season, sometimes a dancer just needs to hit the reset button. A new summer program is offering pros a chance to do just that in the Rocky Mountains this summer. For free.

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Health & Body

Few things are most frustrating than arriving at your summer intensive full of excitement—only to get injured, stuck sitting out on the sidelines and missing out on the experience you signed up for.

To help you avoid this disappointment, we tapped Daniel Cuttica, D.O., an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon with The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics and consultant to The Washington Ballet, for expert advice on how to keep your body healthy, safe and injury-free this summer.

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