Glamour Addiction

Dear Dr. McMains, I recently read your book Glamour Addiction. It took me all of a few paragraphs for my eyebrows to go up, and all of five pages to grab a pencil, defacing the margins with comments like β€œYAASSS” and β€œyes this!” Allow me to explain. We have similar back-stories, Dr. McMains. I started [...]

Syracuse Ballroom Showcase: Things I Learned

Hello internet--it's been a busy few weeks. I am currently sitting at home in a haze, still riding the high of the show last night. What show, you say? The Syracuse Ballroom Showcase, of course. The path to producing this show has been a long and interesting one, and I thought I would take today [...]

Scheduling, Time, and a Lack of Both: a Holly Rant

Hi internet--here is a slightly garbled collection of thoughts about scheduling and time management. Proceed with caution if you are expecting coherence. I learned a lot from my time in the ballet company as a youngster--and beyond just technique. Very quickly it became obvious (to me) that talent alone was a poor substitute for dependability. [...]

IT’S REAL

Hi internet--I know, it's been a while. To be honest, the reason I haven't written is because there's only one thing I've wanted to write about, and I've not been able to write about it for reasons of not counting eggs before they've hatched. WELL. THE EGGS HAVE HATCHED. ALERT THE DINO-KEEPERS. Er. Ok. The [...]