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 “YAASSS” and “yes this!” Allow me to explain. We have similar back-stories, Dr. McMains. I started [...]

In Which I Join the 21st Century

Hi Internet--just a quick update for you this week. I am happy to announce that I have finally joined Instagram. I swear, I'm not anti-technology or anything, but it's taken me several years to catch up on all the hip new apps. I still don't *really* understand Snapchat. (Oh. Apparently Instagram was first released for [...]

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. [...]