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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.

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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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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Episodes

124 - Ask Megan! - Sealy Asks About Pointe Shoes Makers

5/16/2017
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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

Duration:00:07:45

123 - Ask Megan! - Jake Asks What Megan Carries in her Ballet Bag

5/9/2017
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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

Duration:00:05:34

122 ~ Ask Megan! Why do dancers wear belts in class?

5/2/2017
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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

Duration:00:04:47

121 ~ Ask Megan! Hannah asks about improving her Petit Allegro

4/25/2017
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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

Duration:00:06:39

120 ~ Ask Megan ~Holly asks about Magazine Photo Shoots

4/18/2017
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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

Duration:00:06:09

119 - Ask Megan! Sarah - What are Your Thoughts on Boston Ballet School?

4/11/2017
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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

Duration:00:05:25

118 - Ask Megan! Janie - What to do if Teachers Aren't Paying Attention to You

4/4/2017
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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 questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

Duration:00:08:00

117 ~ Ask Megan! How do dancers deal with romantic break-ups?

3/21/2017
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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 avoid pairing two former romantic partners together?

Duration:00:04:35

116 ~ Ask Megan! Kaylie wants to know about company auditions?

3/14/2017
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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 the college route? " 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

Duration:00:04:35

115 ~ Ask Megan! Does it matter what brand of pointe shoes you wear for auditions?

3/7/2017
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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 website Premier Dance Networ

Duration:00:03:11

114 ~ How to train for a Balanchine Summer Intensive?

3/2/2017
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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 questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

Duration:00:05:35

113 - Nancy Asks: How Do You Prepare for a Big Role

2/28/2017
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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's website Premier Dance Networ

Duration:00:05:31

112 ~ Ask Megan! Mimi wants to know if homeschooling is a good option?

2/7/2017
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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 HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Networ

Duration:00:07:19

111 ~ Ask Megan! How can a ballet mom support her daughter without being a stage mom?

1/31/2017
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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 best. I find this only annoys her. What can I do to help her the most? And what do you eat the morning of a big show?" Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking...

Duration:00:06:55

110 ~ Ask Megan! How to encourage a young dancer who shows promise?

1/24/2017
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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. 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

Duration:00:07:53

109 ~ Ask Megan! Could Running Help in Toning a Dancer" Legs?

1/17/2017
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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 Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

Duration:00:07:53

108 - Ask Megan! How Do Directors Cast Dancers Based On Body Types?

1/10/2017
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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 Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

Duration:00:07:53

107 - Ask Megan! - Concerned Mother Writes In

12/27/2016
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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

Duration:00:10:51

106 - Amelia - How Do I Know What Shank Strength I Need?

12/20/2016
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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 Network

Duration:00:05:37

105 - Casting Lead Roles for NYCB's Nutcracker

12/13/2016
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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 sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Balancing Pointe's website Premier Dance Network

Duration:00:04:26