Sinopse

Megan Fairchild, Principal dancer with New York City Ballet answers listener's questions three times each week. Listeners can call in to the Balancing Pointe website and record a question or send an email directly to [email protected] Megan taps into her years of experience as one of the top professional ballerinas in the world of Ballet and provides thoughtful answers to any question related to Ballet and Dance.

Episódios

  • 124 - Ask Megan! - Sealy Asks About Pointe Shoes Makers

    124 - Ask Megan! - Sealy Asks About Pointe Shoes Makers

    16/05/2017 Duração: 07min

    Sealy asks Megan what to do now that her pointe shoe maker has retired. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 123 - Ask Megan! - Jake Asks What Megan Carries in her Ballet Bag

    123 - Ask Megan! - Jake Asks What Megan Carries in her Ballet Bag

    09/05/2017 Duração: 05min

    Today on Ask Megan!, Jake asks what Megan carries in her ballet bag. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 122 ~ Ask Megan! Why do dancers wear belts in class?

    122 ~ Ask Megan! Why do dancers wear belts in class?

    02/05/2017 Duração: 04min

    Today Calissa asks Megan why dancers wear belts over their leotards in class? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 121 ~ Ask Megan! Hannah asks about improving her Petit Allegro

    121 ~ Ask Megan! Hannah asks about improving her Petit Allegro

    25/04/2017 Duração: 06min

    Today Hannah asks Megan how to improve her petit allegro.   Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 120 ~ Ask Megan ~Holly asks about Magazine Photo Shoots

    120 ~ Ask Megan ~Holly asks about Magazine Photo Shoots

    18/04/2017 Duração: 06min

    Today Holly asks Megan what her experience as a cover model for Dance Magazine. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 119 - Ask Megan! Sarah - What are Your Thoughts on Boston Ballet School?

    119 - Ask Megan! Sarah - What are Your Thoughts on Boston Ballet School?

    11/04/2017 Duração: 05min

    Today Sarah asks Megan what her thoughts are about Boston Ballet School and Company. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 118 - Ask Megan! Janie - What to do if Teachers Arent Paying Attention to You

    118 - Ask Megan! Janie - What to do if Teachers Aren't Paying Attention to You

    04/04/2017 Duração: 08min

    Today's question comes from Janie.  She asks Megan about having danced at one place for so long that the teachers seem not to be paying attention to her anymore.   Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 117 ~ Ask Megan! How do dancers deal with romantic break-ups?

    117 ~ Ask Megan! How do dancers deal with romantic break-ups?

    21/03/2017 Duração: 04min

    Today, Julia writes in to say, "Hi Megan, there seem to be a lot of relationships within the New York City Ballet. What is the dynamic like when breakups occur and how difficult is it to dance with a former romantic partner? Will the casting directors avoid pairing two former romantic partners together?

  • 116 ~ Ask Megan! Kaylie wants to know about company auditions?

    116 ~ Ask Megan! Kaylie wants to know about company auditions?

    14/03/2017 Duração: 04min

    Kaylie writes in and says "I am a junior in high school and wonder how I should plan for next year and am wondering when I am supposed to audition for company positions and what happens if I don't get in anywhere?  DO most dancers then wind up going the college route? "  Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 115 ~ Ask Megan! Does it matter what brand of pointe shoes you wear for auditions?

    115 ~ Ask Megan! Does it matter what brand of pointe shoes you wear for auditions?

    07/03/2017 Duração: 03min

    Today's question comes from Ana who asks whether it matters what brand of pointe shoes a dancer wears for auditions? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 114 ~ How to train for a Balanchine Summer Intensive?

    114 ~ How to train for a Balanchine Summer Intensive?

    02/03/2017 Duração: 05min

     Today's question comes from Heather who wrote in asking how to help her child prepare for a Balanchine Summer Intensive when the studio does not support this style? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 113 - Nancy Asks: How Do You Prepare for a Big Role

    113 - Nancy Asks: How Do You Prepare for a Big Role

    28/02/2017 Duração: 05min

    Today on Ask Megan!, Nancy remarks that she saw Megan in Sleeping Beauty and wonders how she prepares for such big roles. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 112 ~ Ask Megan! Mimi wants to know if homeschooling is a good option?

    112 ~ Ask Megan! Mimi wants to know if homeschooling is a good option?

    07/02/2017 Duração: 07min

    Today's question comes from Mimi who called in to ask about Homeschooling versus attending regular high school when pursuing a career in dance. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

  • 111 ~ Ask Megan! How can a ballet mom support her daughter without being a stage mom?

    111 ~ Ask Megan! How can a ballet mom support her daughter without being a stage mom?

    31/01/2017 Duração: 06min

    Today's question comes from a Ballet Mom who asks: "I was wondering how, as a mom, I can best support my daughter before YAGP or an audition? I do try hard not to be a "stage mom", but I am very anxious and want to make sure my daughter is at her very best. I find this only annoys her. What can I do to help her the most? And what do you eat the morning of a big show?" Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 110 ~ Ask Megan! How to encourage a young dancer who shows promise?

    110 ~ Ask Megan! How to encourage a young dancer who shows promise?

    24/01/2017 Duração: 07min

    Today's question comes from Kate who is the mother of an aspiring young dancer.  She wants to know how she can best encourage her daughter's love of dance and support her daughter who seems to show promise without becoming an overbearing "dance" mom. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 109 ~ Ask Megan! Could Running Help in Toning a Dancer Legs?

    109 ~ Ask Megan! Could Running Help in Toning a Dancer" Legs?

    17/01/2017 Duração: 07min

    Today's question comes from Lily who wrote in to ask about toning her legs.  She is wondering if Megan would suggest running? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 108 - Ask Megan! How Do Directors Cast Dancers Based On Body Types?

    108 - Ask Megan! How Do Directors Cast Dancers Based On Body Types?

    10/01/2017 Duração: 07min

    Today on Ask Megan! Rachel writes in asks about how Artistic Directors make casting decisions on dancers and their body types. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 107 - Ask Megan! - Concerned Mother Writes In

    107 - Ask Megan! - Concerned Mother Writes In

    27/12/2016 Duração: 10min

    Today on Ask Megan! a mother writes in regarding body image concerns. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 106 - Amelia - How Do I Know What Shank Strength I Need?

    106 - Amelia - How Do I Know What Shank Strength I Need?

    20/12/2016 Duração: 05min

    Today on Ask Megan! Amelia asks how to know what shank strength she needs for her pointe shoes. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

  • 105 - Casting Lead Roles for NYCBs Nutcracker

    105 - Casting Lead Roles for NYCB's Nutcracker

    13/12/2016 Duração: 04min

    Today's question comes from Melinda who wants to surprise her daughter with tickets to NYCB's Nutcracker and wants to know how far in advance casting is known for the lead roles. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

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