Ask Megan!

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The ASK Megan is the ONLY podcast featuring expert advice on Professional Ballet. Each week Megan Fairchild answers the questions of aspiring dancers and their parent's to help navigate the complex world of professional ballet. The ASK Megan is hosted by one New York City Ballet's Principal Dancer Megan Fairchild. Megan is not only a Principal Dancer, but performed in the award winning Broadway show, "On The Town" and is considered to be one of the world's most premier dancers on stage today. Join Megan as she answers each and every question that comes her way. The ASK Megan show is produced by The Premier Dance Network which was founded by Kimberly Falker, the host and producer of Balancing Pointe Podcast, the TOP ranked podcast on Ballet and Dance.

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http://PremierDanceNetwork.com
Description
Megan Fairchild, Principal dancer with New York City Ballet answers listener's questions three times each week. Listeners can call in to the Balancing Pointe website and record a question or send an email directly to Kimberly@BalancingPointe.com. Megan taps into her years of experience as one of the top professional ballerinas in the world of Ballet and provides thoughtful answers to any question related to Ballet and Dance.
Language
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last modified
2019-05-03 02:58
last episode published
2017-05-16 19:24
publication frequency
5.06 days
Contributors
Megan Fairchild, Premier Dance Network author  
PremierDanceNetwork@gmail.com (PremierDanceNetwork@gmail.com) managing editor  
Premier Dance Network owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
100
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124 - Ask Megan! - Sealy Asks About Pointe Shoes Makers

Sealy asks Megan what to do now that her pointe shoe maker has retired. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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123 - Ask Megan! - Jake Asks What Megan Carries in her Ballet Bag

Today on Ask Megan!, Jake asks what Megan carries in her ballet bag. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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122 ~ Ask Megan! Why do dancers wear belts in class?

Today Calissa asks Megan why dancers wear belts over their leotards in class? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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121 ~ Ask Megan! Hannah asks about improving her Petit Allegro

Today Hannah asks Megan how to improve her petit allegro.   Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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120 ~ Ask Megan ~Holly asks about Magazine Photo Shoots

Today Holly asks Megan what her experience as a cover model for Dance Magazine. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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119 - Ask Megan! Sarah - What are Your Thoughts on Boston Ballet School?

Today Sarah asks Megan what her thoughts are about Boston Ballet School and Company. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ
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118 - Ask Megan! Janie - What to do if Teachers Aren't Paying Attention to You

Today's question comes from Janie.  She asks Megan about having danced at one place for so long that the teachers seem not to be paying attention to her anymore.   Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your qu...
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117 ~ Ask Megan! How do dancers deal with romantic break-ups?

Today, Julia writes in to say, "Hi Megan, there seem to be a lot of relationships within the New York City Ballet. What is the dynamic like when breakups occur and how difficult is it to dance with a former romantic partner? Will the casting directors ...
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116 ~ Ask Megan! Kaylie wants to know about company auditions?

Kaylie writes in and says "I am a junior in high school and wonder how I should plan for next year and am wondering when I am supposed to audition for company positions and what happens if I don't get in anywhere?  DO most dancers then wind up going th...
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115 ~ Ask Megan! Does it matter what brand of pointe shoes you wear for auditions?

Today's question comes from Ana who asks whether it matters what brand of pointe shoes a dancer wears for auditions? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's we...
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114 ~ How to train for a Balanchine Summer Intensive?

 Today's question comes from Heather who wrote in asking how to help her child prepare for a Balanchine Summer Intensive when the studio does not support this style? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your ...
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113 - Nancy Asks: How Do You Prepare for a Big Role

Today on Ask Megan!, Nancy remarks that she saw Megan in Sleeping Beauty and wonders how she prepares for such big roles. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe...
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112 ~ Ask Megan! Mimi wants to know if homeschooling is a good option?

Today's question comes from Mimi who called in to ask about Homeschooling versus attending regular high school when pursuing a career in dance. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking ...
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111 ~ Ask Megan! How can a ballet mom support her daughter without being a stage mom?

Today's question comes from a Ballet Mom who asks: "I was wondering how, as a mom, I can best support my daughter before YAGP or an audition? I do try hard not to be a "stage mom", but I am very anxious and want to make sure my daughter is at her very ...
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110 ~ Ask Megan! How to encourage a young dancer who shows promise?

Today's question comes from Kate who is the mother of an aspiring young dancer.  She wants to know how she can best encourage her daughter's love of dance and support her daughter who seems to show promise without becoming an overbearing "dance" mom. D...
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109 ~ Ask Megan! Could Running Help in Toning a Dancer" Legs?

Today's question comes from Lily who wrote in to ask about toning her legs.  She is wondering if Megan would suggest running? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Po...
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108 - Ask Megan! How Do Directors Cast Dancers Based On Body Types?

Today on Ask Megan! Rachel writes in asks about how Artistic Directors make casting decisions on dancers and their body types. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing P...
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107 - Ask Megan! - Concerned Mother Writes In

Today on Ask Megan! a mother writes in regarding body image concerns. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network
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106 - Amelia - How Do I Know What Shank Strength I Need?

Today on Ask Megan! Amelia asks how to know what shank strength she needs for her pointe shoes. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance N...
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105 - Casting Lead Roles for NYCB's Nutcracker

Today's question comes from Melinda who wants to surprise her daughter with tickets to NYCB's Nutcracker and wants to know how far in advance casting is known for the lead roles. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sen...
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104 ~ Ask Megan! How Do I Tell My Parent's I Want to Quit?

Today's question comes from Monica who is studying at a prestigious year round training program and has since realized she does not want to dance anymore.  She asks Megan for advice on how to break it to her family. Megan really nails this one! Do you ...
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103 - Ask Megan! Advice on Stage Makeup for Nutcracker

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today, Sarah asks about stage makeup for Nutcracker and what other dancers from New York City Ballet recommend. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by s...
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102 - Ask Megan! How Do I Deal with Being Tall?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today, Ciara asks about feeling discriminated against for being too tall.  How does she stay patient when trying for key roles? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part ...
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101 - Ask Megan! - How Do I Build Muscle and Improve Endurance

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today, Giuliana asks how she can build muscle and improve endurance. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: ...
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100 - Ask Megan! Find the Right Company to Audition For

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Carole who is wondering how she can help her daughter find the right company to audition for. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the...
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99 - Ask Megan! - Have You Ever Experienced Creative Blocks?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Ash who is wondering whether Megan ever experiences creative blocks. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your ...
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98 ~ Ask Megan! - What Do You Know About the Australian Ballet?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Amanda who wants to know if Megan knows anything about Australian Ballet or any of the American dancers who have joined their company.  Do you have a quest...
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97 ~ Ask Megan! How many classes are enough?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Sarah who wants to know if she is taking enough ballet classes each week. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us ...
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96 - Ask Megan! How do guest choreographers choose the dancers they work with when visiting NYCB?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Nancy who called in to ask how guest choreographers choose dancers when they work with NYCB. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the ...
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95 ~ Ask Megan! Which is the best leotard to wear for an upcoming audition?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come Emily who writes in to say: "My name is Emily and I was wondering whether it is best to wear a simple tank leotard or a 3/4 sleeve leotard for my upcoming SAB au...
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94 ~ Ask Megan! What steps should be taken to achieve a career in dance?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from a listener who has been thinking about a career in dance  and is not sure what steps she should take to get there. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU...
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93 ~ Ask Megan! How to deal with a jealousy from peers.

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Meghan who wants to know how to deal with jealousy from peers. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questio...
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92 ~ Ask Megan! What to do about painful achilles tendinitis?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Nadia who wants to know how to help with her painful achilles tendinitis.  Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us ...
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91~ Ask Megan! What are Megan's favorite street shoes?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Ali who wants to know what street shoes Megan wears. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clic...
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90 ~ Ask Megan! Why do some professional dancers take warm up class at another studio?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Dominique who wants to know why some professional dancers take classes outside of their company classes? Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a p...
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89 ~ Ask Megan! What are Megan's favorite leotards?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from a Katie who is sick of the same choices for leotards and wants to know what are Megan's favorite brands of leotards.  
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88 ~ Ask Megan! What is the best way to warm up?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Ella who wants to know suggestions on the best way to warm up.  Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questi...
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87 ~ Ask Megan! When is it time to go to a year round program?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today's question comes from Brida who wants to know when it is time to find a year round training program. Megan provides a thoughtful response. Do you have a question about Ballet? Y...
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86 ~ Ask Megan: what do you do when you lose a teacher?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Giuliani whose teacher is leaving her studio. She is feeling devastated and is seeking advice from Megan. Megan provides a thoughtful response. Do you have ...
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85 ~ Ask Megan! How to stay in shape after taking a month off from dance.

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from a Christy who wants to know how to get back in shape after taking off dance for a month. Find Megan Fairchild ~  website/Twitter/Instagram Do you have a qu...
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84 ~ Ask Megan! What to do when your pointe shoe maker retires.

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from a Lana who wants to know what to do when a pointe shoe maker retires.   Find Megan Fairchild ~  website/Twitter/Instagram Do you have a question about ...
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83 ~ Ask Megan! A mom wants to know the value of Dance photos.

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from a mother who wants to about the importance of dance pictures? What do they show? How can they be used to help a dancer?  Megan provides advice from a very...
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82 ~Ask Megan! Does the NYCB tour?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from Malorie who called in to ask  if NYCB goes on tour and if Megan has ever toured with them.  Megan provides advice from a very personal perspective. Find...
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81 ~ Ask Megan! What to do if a dancer can't get a job after training?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  My name is Maddison and I am a graduating senior who attended one of the top year round training program for the past four years. I've spent the past three months auditioning for my ...
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80 ~ Ask Megan! Can a dancer still make it professionally without pas de deux experience?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from 15 year old Kamryn who just went on pointe and is curious how to prepare for a professional career without having pas de deux experience.   Find Megan Fair...
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79 ~ Ask Megan! Can a dancer go to college and still make it as a professional?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Hi Megan, I just LOVE your show and listen every single week.  I am a fairly decent dancer and think based upon my experience could potentially look for a professional job but REALLY...
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78 ~ Ask Megan! What do rehearsals look like at NCYB?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from Rachel who wrote in to say: I am curious what rehearsals look like at NYCB. Who are the players involved in group, divertissment, solo, and pas de deux reh...
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77 ~ Ask Megan! A mother of a daughter and a son who dance asks for advice from Megan.

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.  Today’s question come from Corina who called in to ask Megan advice on how to help keep her daughter and son involved together in dance.       Megan provides advice from a very pers...
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76 ~ Ask Megan! Does featuring younger dancers on the hit show ‚ÄúSo You Think You Can Dance‚ÄĚ change the atmosphere for aspiring dancers?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Mary who wrote in to ask ~ Hi Megan,  I don’t know if you are familiar with the tv show, So You think You Can Dance and the fact that in their new season th...
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75 ~ Ask Megan! What percentage of aspiring dancers that actually ‚Äúmake it‚ÄĚ as a professional?

On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today‚Äôs question come from Penny who wrote in to ask ~ Hi Megan ‚Äď as the mother of a 15 year old dancer who is hoping to pursue a career in professional ballet, I am wondering if ther...