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209 ~ Ask Megan! How do guest choreographers choose the dancers they work with when visiting NYCB?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question comes from Nancy who called in to ask how guest choreographers choose dancers when they work with NYCB.

Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE:

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208 ~ Ask Megan! Which is the best leotard to wear for an upcoming audition?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come Emily who writes in to say:

“My name is Emily and I was wondering whether it is best to wear a simple tank leotard or a 3/4 sleeve leotard for my upcoming SAB audition? I like the 3/4 length because it is very elegant and flattering and shows off my back but the plain tank leotard would show off my arms more. I’m not sure which they would be looking for more.”

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210 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Chapter Six, Boys and Ballet in America ~ Part Two

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This episode is the second episode exploring the history of boys and ballet in America with this month’s focus on the challenges historically faced by boys in ballet.

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005); Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

If you have questions for Melissa you can reach her at BalancingPointe@gmail.com.

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207 ~ Ask Megan! What steps should be taken to achieve a career in dance?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from a listener who has been thinking about a career in dance  and is not sure what steps she should take to get there.

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206 ~ Ask Megan! How to deal with a jealousy from peers.

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from Meghan who wants to know how to deal with jealousy from peers.

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205 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Chapter Five, Boys and Ballet in America ~ Part One

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This episode is the first of two that will explore the history of boys and ballet in America.  This month’s focus is on the steady increase in the number of American boys taking ballet class over the twentieth century, and next month’s focus will be on the challenges historically faced by boys in ballet.

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005); Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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204 ~ Ask Megan! What to do about painful achilles tendinitis?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from Nadia who wants to know how to deal with very painful achilles tendinitis?

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203 ~ Ask Megan! What are Megan’s favorite street shoes?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from Ali who wants to know what street shoes Megan wears.

Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE:

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201 ~Ask Megan! What are Megan’s favorite leotards?

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Megan Fairchild, Principal dancer with New York City Ballet answers listener’s questions every Tuesday. Today Katie asks Megan for some suggestions on leotards.

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202 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Chapter Four

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This episode is about the five Native American ballerinas who had fabulous careers mid-20th century.  The idea for this episode came from a listener who wanted to know more about Maria  Tallchief.

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005); Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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