It was the year of Dulcinea, and I died… Thank the Baby Jesus that the ballet competition season is over. If the 2018-2019 season was the year of “Satanella,” then this was the year of “Dulcinea.” While I appreciated that people have listened to the first article published back in 2015 about 5 Variations to Stay Away from, people have searched high and low for the replacements to these five- and they have found them.
Congratulations to the winners of the male-dominated year at the Youth America Grand Prix. While the past three years of the Youth America Grand Prix have been intense, this year seemed to be even more exhausting with the new rule changes. If you don’t know about the rules change that had everyone upset, it basically stated that regardless of the score, the invitation to New York Finals would be based on the discretion of the judges. While we shouldn’t downplay this year’s winners, there was a lot of criticism over YAGP’s 20th season. The Big Winners of the Youth America Grand Prix are:
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It is that time of the year again…. Nutcracker. Support your local ballet school or company by attending this wonderful holiday tradition. We are days away to close our Nutcracker Kickstarter campaign, and unforutnately, it doesn’t look like it will come to fruition. But, I will relaunch the campaign in the New Year, focusing on next year.