Tag: stage fright

Why You Should Know TikTok Princess Pressley Hosbach

Onstage and off, Pressley Hosbach is a bundle of personality, positivity, and passion. Technique, too, as shown by the challenging solos she nailed on “Dance Moms” Season 8. Pressley also performed on Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour at Madison Square Garden in 2016, and danced on the Brooklyn Nets Kids team for four seasons. Catch […]

Dear Katie: How Can I Overcome My Shyness Onstage?

In our “Dear Katie” series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email [email protected] for a chance to be featured! Dear Katie, I’m shy and introverted, so I have a hard time opening up onstage, and a really hard time improvising. What steps can I […]

Conquering Stage Fright

It’s the day of competition. You’ve practiced your solo hundreds of times; you hum the music constantly, and you dream about the steps. But as you approach the wings, an unsettling feeling begins to set in. Suddenly you can’t remember what comes immediately after the aerial. You can remember, all too clearly, that week of […]

Tips to Leave Your Stage Fright in the Wings

Stage fright is defined as acute nervousness associated with performing before an audience, often accompanied by fear or panic over a situation that the performer doubts his or her ability to handle. There’s a scientific explanation for the affliction, but chances are you’re more interested in overcoming the symptoms, which can include difficulties in walking, […]