Joffrey Ballet School
#GoTheJoffreyDistance: Matthew Prescott’s Audition Tips
Apr02

#GoTheJoffreyDistance: Matthew Prescott’s Audition Tips

Ask and you shall receive! We asked our readers what they’d like to see more of and audition tips was the #1 answer. Here are some fabulous tips from our favorite musical theater intensive director, Matthew Prescott!

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#GotheJoffreyDistance: Josie Walsh’s Audition Tips
Mar03

#GotheJoffreyDistance: Josie Walsh’s Audition Tips

Audition season is well under way and our teachers want to give you some feedback! We asked some JBS summer intensive directors to share their tips on how to have a great audition and we’re going to share them with you one by one. First up, Josie Walsh Director of the San Francisco and Los Angeles Jazz & Contemporary intensives!

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TweetChat Recap: Pointe Shoe Problems @BlochDanceUSA
Nov09

TweetChat Recap: Pointe Shoe Problems @BlochDanceUSA

As dancers, we have all had a pointe shoe problem before. Ingrown toenails, ill-fitting shoes, blisters… the list goes on. We recently chatted with Susie Riefenhauser from Bloch Dance on Twitter to answer all of your pointe shoe questions! Here you can read through the conversation and see all the great advice they had to offer.

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The International Dancer – With Josie Walsh
Oct09

The International Dancer – With Josie Walsh

Finding work as a dancer can be hard — Duh. But finding work and being in a new country… forget about it! Being an international dancer is one of the toughest job markets to break into. We asked Joffrey Ballet School Artistic Director (San Francisco Summer Intensive) Josie Walsh about her experience dancing abroad. Here’s what she had to say:

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Summer Intensive Experience
Sep24

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Summer Intensive Experience

Summer intensives can be a nerve wracking experience if you’re not prepared. It’s important for to arrive early, stretch before the audition or class begins, keep healthy sleeping and eating habits, relax, be focused, & do your best. Here are a few tips we learned this past summer. Keep these in mind and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your summer training!

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How To Build A Successful Dance Performance Career
Sep03

How To Build A Successful Dance Performance Career

Building a successful dance career is not easy. The challenges of standing out in such a highly competitive industry, with more talent than jobs, would deter any young dancer. Between paying for classes, staying in shape, and going to audition after audition, one might think that dancers are a little crazy for choosing such a difficult career path. But, we do it because we love it!

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