To The Pointe

THE MKSD Blog — Insight, stories, and observations from Marianne Kelley.

 
The Audition

The Audition

As an aspiring ballet dancer in my twenties, my dance friends and I traveled to New York City just about every weekend…
Back to school means back to dance!

Back to school means back to dance!

The sound of that early morning hustle is returning to our households… Coffee brewing in the background while our children emerge from…
Recital Readiness

Recital Readiness

Oh, the beautiful signs of Springtime. The sounds of birds chirping, the smell of flowers, and of course, your child’s sparkling costume…
Touch The Wall

Touch The Wall

In the summer months, our family has the same routine each Tuesday. Check in with our 3 swimmers at 4:00, warm ups…
When Do Dancers Begin Pointe?

When Do Dancers Begin Pointe?

When do dancers begin pointe? It’s not uncommon for a dancer as young as 8 to start asking… “when can I go…
Reverence

Reverence

I started dance lessons when I was 5 years old, way back in the 80’s, when white jazz shoes were in style,…