Julian began school on Monday. This year he’s a sophomore. He seems to have a new attitude (Thank God!) about school, schoolwork and grades. In fact, one of his best friends and a fellow dancer told me yesterday that Julian is “a different person.” It seems he was angry at her for talking on the […]
Second Day in NYC at the ABT Summer Intensive
So, we are here in New York City, and I’m about to pick Julian up after his second day at the American Ballet Theatre summer intensive. We arrived to find ourselves with a very, very, very small studio apartment as a sublet. This might be better than a dorm room at New York University, and […]
Finally Found: Ballet Tights that Fit a Teenage Boy!
As a short breather to the Duncan Cooper series (and since I don’t have time right now to post another piece to that interview), I’d like to share that Julian has finally found some ballet tights that fit and that he loves. He says he can’t even tell he’s wearing them! So, I want to […]
Empty Green Fields of Raw Talent…After 11 Years of Dance Training?
Okay, so call me a Dance Mom or a Stage Mom. I think my son’s got some talent when it comes to dance. That said, some other people who know more than I do about dance, and who aren’t related to Julian, think he’s got some talent, too. But lately a few dance professionals seem […]
Dance Evaluations and Lessons Learned
It’s amazing how far a little bit of communication goes to soothe concerns, ease bad feelings and boost your sense of well being. As you might have guessed, Julian’s evaluation at Teen Dance Company went quite well and helped not only him feel better about what he’s doing there and how his teachers are dealing […]