New Year's Eve and Day are two wonderful occasions to be overly sentimental and incredibly sappy. For a dancer, it's important to feel happy about all of the things you accomplished in dance this year, but set long term goals that you are actually willing to work on (not like those cheesy new year's resolutions that no one will stick to anyways). Here are my current thoughts during this year's celebrations...
Highlights of 2016
While I still have many goals I want to accomplish in the new year, I think it's safe to say I had a pretty good year in dance. Here are some of my favorite dance memories from 2016...
Staying Focused in the New Year
2017 is going to be an insanely busy year for me. I am going to be a junior at BSU in the Spring and I'm getting ready for a hard semester. My next adventures are to dance in BSUDC's Spring show Dance Kaleidoscope and to choreograph James and the Giant Peach for Amesbury Children's Theatre. On top of that, I will be taking a wide range of dance courses and staying involved with NSO (NDEO Student Organization). Dance has pretty much taken over every minute of my life, and at times it is stressful, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Here are my long term goals for the year...I can't wait to look back on these in 2018 and see which ones I've accomplished:
Now it's time to make a plan for how I am going to bring these words to life. It's great to set goals for yourself, but remember that they won't become reality over night and they will need constant time and attention to accomplish them. Dancers: what are your resolutions? Feel free to share them with me in the comments section!
Wishing all of my readers (2,394 of you by the time I wrote this article's first draft) and all performers out there a happy and healthy new year! I hope your dance dreams come true and you lose yourself in your love of dance. Thank you for reading my blog these past few months; there will be more to come in 2017! Xo, Becca Santone
Behind the Scenes of 2016
Hello there, my name is Becca and I am a 22 year old dance teacher from Massachusetts.
News & Events
9/18 Follow my new Instagram just for my dance things!
12/23 I was one of NDEO's Guest Bloggers this year! Read "Teaching is a Vocation. Not a Fallback" on their Behind the Curtain Blog!
9/27 I will be presenting my research at the National Dance Education Organization National Conference next week! See my research project by clicking the button below!
4/15 While working on PMA's production of The Addams Family, I got to combine my two favorite styles of dance (ballet and musical theatre) for "The Moon and Me"! Watch my talented students dance by clicking the button below!
2/20 I am choreographing PMA Theatre Guild's Production of The Addams Family! Come see these amazing high school students perform at Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, MA April 13 & 14! Tickets available at the door.
2/20 I am stage managing BSU's Dance Kaleidoscope this year! Show dates are March 29-31 at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA. Come see this student choreography showcase!
11/5 I will once again be dancing in a BSUDC concert! Tickets to WinterDance are now available!
8/24 NDEO's National Honor Society for Dance Arts has published one of my articles in their newsletter! Read an updated version of "Audition Advice" here:
5/16 Interested in learning about movement concepts? Visit Becca's new Educational Dance website!
5/8 BSU Dance Company's Dance Kaleidoscope 2017 is now on Youtube! You can watch my performances by visiting the VIDEOS page!
4/23 I recently performed for the residents of Allerton House in Hingham, MA! You can watch part of my performance here!
Amesbury Children's Theatre presents...James and the Giant Peach Jr, featuring choreography by me! Click for tickets!
2/8 My piece "Barefoot" is now available to watch online! Click to watch!
2/5 Happy to say I have been cast in BSU Dance Company's Spring concert Dance Kaleidoscope! I will be dancing in 3 faculty choreographed pieces, including excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty in which I will be dancing the role of Lilac Fairy! Show dates are March 31-April 1 at Bridgewater State University.
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1/15 Ballet with Becca is now on Facebook! Click to visit the page, and be sure to like it while you're there!
1/14 I am happy to say I will be attending artEmotion's summer intensive in June! I will be dancing in the one week artEmotion Adult Program. If anyone would like to join or audition for any other artEmotion program, visit their website!
12/13 My photo gallery has been recreated! Click to see the new page, including photos from WinterDance 2016!