• Snow Day


    I wish a photo could properly capture the cascading of a snowflake or the violent wind of a storm.Another snow day for us northerners. That brings it to two... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2016 DIARIES
  • Dancelove


    As a teacher, it breaks my heart to watch a potential-filled student walk away from dance. Oftentimes the decision is one pushed laboriously by financial burden... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2016 DIARIES
  • Friday Fun

    Some social media highlights to kick off your weekend on the right note. version;Something to laugh aboutT. Rex Takes Ballet | Cincinnati BalletMid-week mood... Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2016 DIARIES
  • Winter Woes

    Winter Woes

    Spending my days talking about morphemes, syntax, and chapter formatting... Oh, how cold and dreary January can be. The sky is muted, fingers are white with... Read more

    Posted on 02 February 2016 DIARIES
  • Looking Ahead

    Looking Ahead

    Oh, I've done it again, friends... MIA, and completely wrapped up in the hype of the daily grind. Life bolted forward at an incredible rate as soon as we... Read more

    Posted on 28 January 2016 DIARIES
  • and the Winner Is...

    Winner Is...

    You commented, you followed, you liked, and now I am so pleased to announce the winner of our giveaway -- the lucky recipient of the soon-to-be-released novel,... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2016 DIARIES
  • Comings and Closings

    Comings Closings

    Hello, all!I am home from Florida slightly tanner (if that's possible for a New England snowflake like myself) and slightly lighter. Read more

    Posted on 20 January 2016 DIARIES
  • Flying South

    Flying South

    I'll be making like a bird and flying down to Florida for the week! Posts to follow the trip after but be sure to check in on Monday for a special announcement! Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2016 DIARIES
  • Hello 2016

    Hello 2016

    Maine has encountered its first snowstorm of the season. I can't help but enjoy snow days that boast family dinners, teacups, and Scrabble tournaments. Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2016 DIARIES
  • Recital Plans

    Recital Plans

    I'm not usually a procrastinator but this year I may have definitely postponed selecting recital music and costumes. How the fall term has slipped away from... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2015 DIARIES
  • Sunday Loveliness

    Sunday Loveliness

    Today I present a collection of highlights circling around the blogosphere that captured my attention and hopefully will capture yours.The story behind the Suga... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2015 DIARIES
  • in the Interim


    With Nutcracker past, finals finished, and the holiday season upon us, I'm feeling the sigh of relief breathing throughout the halls of my home and workplace. Read more

    Posted on 23 December 2015 DIARIES
  • Bridesmaids Boxes That Won't Break the Bank

    Bridesmaids Boxes That Won't Break Bank

    Firstly, I'm really pleased with the alliteration in the title of this post. Secondly, as you might know, I'm planning a wedding! Read more

    Posted on 21 December 2015 DIARIES
  • F.i.n.a.l.s.


    For any of you fellow college students out there, it is that glorious time of year that brings lack of sleep, abundant anxiety, and a plethora of reading,... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2015 DIARIES
  • Split Etiquette 101

    Split Etiquette

    All too frequently, roles need to be shared. You and another dancer(s) will be doing the same steps at different times and will likely be compared. Read more

    Posted on 14 December 2015 DIARIES
  • December Sundays

    December Sundays

    For tiny Christmas trees, tea, and studying for finals. Read more

    Posted on 13 December 2015 DIARIES
  • Closing Time

    Closing Time

    Another curtain closed on another year of Nutcracker. I certainly marvel at the abilities of other companies to put on dozens and dozens of this performance. Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2015 DIARIES
  • One Down


    One weekend down... One to go. It's always a whirlwind. Blink and the whole experience is over. That's how being on stage feels to me; it's fleeting. Always... Read more

    Posted on 02 December 2015 DIARIES
  • Day One {nutcracker}


    The most wonderful time of year, indeed.start the day of our first dress rehearsal with a solid breakfast... it's my favorite way to eat: big breakfast, a... Read more

    Posted on 25 November 2015 DIARIES
  • Move-in Day


    The final run-through at our home studios... Terrifying when it goes badly, and so deeply reassuring when it goes well. How the run goes truly dictates how... Read more

    Posted on 24 November 2015 DIARIES