• Fully Committing

    By: Christina Ricucci It’s easy to want to take the shortcut, to give just 50% instead of your 100%. It’s way easier to take the simpler route than to do it the right (harder) way. Giving your...

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  • When Going Back to Dance

    By: Christina Ricucci It’s everyone’s favorite time of year…the start of competition season! Everyone is so eager to be back in the studio learning new choreography and training for the New Year. The most important thing is...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Healthy Green Waffle Recipe

      I LOVE lazy Sunday morning breakfasts! Unless it’s a performance week, usually Sunday is a universal day off for most dancers–making it the perfect opportunity to make a decadent breakfast! I usually have a slow morning...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Staying Motivated

       It can be really difficult to stay motivated when you feel like you’re not improving, no matter how hard you’re trying. With ballet, the steps are small, but they add up. For example, I have always...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Birthday Club

      Broadway is the place to be to celebrate your birthday. Here at An American In Paris, we have a birthday club. The way it works is simple, there’s a sign up sheet where members of the...

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  • Nutcracker Season!

    Nutcracker can either be the most exciting time of the season or the most dreaded, depending on how you look at it. On the one hand, you’ve probably performed The Nutcracker at least every year since you...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • My Life On The Road: Chapter 8

    This past month has been my last full month on the road. I spent the majority of the month all over Greece, which is now one of my favorite countries. Now that I’ve visited each port and city...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Fall is finally here!

    By: Christina Ricucci It’s finally that time of year! The weather is changing, leaves are falling, and excitement of the season is in the air! The holiday season is such a wonderful time of year. My favorite...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Achieving the Perfect Turnout

      External hip rotation is really the pillar of good ballet technique. You can spot poor technique from a mile away, and turned-in legs and feet are a dead giveaway. Turnout and rotation are imperative for stunning...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • FREEZE FRAME… Stop the Madness

      Everyday we wake shattered by news of seemingly unstoppable human tragedy. The senseless loss of innocent lives in malls, theaters, libraries, college campuses, churches, clubs, and elementary schools is more than any heart can bare.  Our President...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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