A Ballet Education's official podcast hosted by David King. Everything you want to know about ballet but too afraid to talk about. This podcast is going to cover everything from business models inside the ballet industry, auditions, inside tips and tricks to help navigate your career and journey and much, much more! We are going to cover everything from summer intensives, auditions, how to match to a year-round school, ballet competitions and more!
A Ballet Education is ranked one of the world's top online ballet resources and continues to grow.
2.4 Imposter Syndrome
This episode is going to talk about imposter syndrome, using my own story and growth through A Ballet Education as well as talking about it on different levels: as a dance educator, a student, a professional dancer. Imposter syndrome can be so dangerous inside of our art form, and it doesn't help that ballet is here to break you down... so, give yourself space, credit, and encouragement.
2.3 A Deeper Look at Summer Intensives
A Ballet Education's deeper look at summer intensives.
Questions like how do I know which summer course is right for me? Which programs are Balanchine? How do you decide where to audition? Don't subscribe to Apple Podcasts? Don't worry, listen on our website: www.theballetdirectory.com
2.2 Change your dream... go where you are wanted
Navigating the world of ballet is hard. In this episode we recap director changes, NYCB Fall Gala, and the start of crazy season (YAGP, Nutcracker, ETC). In this episode we talk about having big dreams, but changing that dream to go where you are wanted and why.
2.1 Season 2 Episode 1: I'm Back.... let's talk ballet
I am back with Season 2. Stay tuned for weekly ballet talks with David King of A Ballet Education. Welcome to Season 2 as we explore some of the trends that are happening in ballet.
1.12 Season Finale: Pursuing your dreams and staying inspired
The season finale of Season 1! I don't know why podcasts count 12 episodes as a season, but the first season is coming to an end and will be back with Season 2 (Spring Edition). In this episode we are going to talk about pursuing your dreams and finding a way to center yourself and not get caught up in the hoopla that surrounds ballet on social media.
Background music: Classical Piano by 2BStudio, license purchased by Envato
1.11 Let's Talk Pointe Shoes
Okay, everyone... Time to talk pointe shoes. In this episode we are going to take a 3 minute history lesson, talk about the different pointe techniques, the brands of shoes, and fit issues. We are going to talk about different brands like Freed of London, Suffolk, Nikolay, and many more, talk about the common pointe techniques, and kind of just go through everything you need to know about pointe shoes. Enjoy
Insightful and Candid
Whether you’re a ballet student or parent, David is a knowledgeable resource. This podcast is honest, and many episodes are based in data and research allowing for an analytical perspective of the ballet world. Having experience as an educator, David also shares a unique perspective on the positive and not so positive facets of the ballet world through a contemporary lens.