Combining dance & school, how do we do it?

Should I stretch or study? Study or stretch? Haven’t we all been there? If I stretch I won’t have time to prepare my shoes or finish the English essay.. but if I finish the essay will I have time to go through today’s corrections from class…? 

As you might have guessed by now, this post is about combining dance and academics, how do we do it?

My top tip is a classic one: be organised. Being organised will not only help you knowing what you have to do; when and where, but planning and organisation are keys to manage a busy schedule. Use your phone, notebook, computer or any other device you feel comfortable with, to write down dues, goals and to do lists. I suggest you keep everything in the same book, device or planner. So that in your calendar, for instance, you mark your exam dates for school as well as upcoming important events for dance. Doing it this way will help you anticipate your work and you’ll stay organised.

I personally prefer using my phone the most. In the app notes (where I’m writing this blogpost this exact moment 11.05pm 17/6) I write everythingggg. Especially during busier days filled with homework, meetings and ballet&dance stuff. I write what I have to do and structure it so I know what’s more important vs not so important.

Another thing I do in order to manage combining ballet and homework is to multitask. I LIVE for multitasking. I used to prepare pointe shoes while watching documentaries for school on my computer and stretch at the same time. Try to squeeze in as many things at the same time without loosing control. Easier said than done but keep in mind that quality always wins over quantity in most cases, be careful not to try and manage too many things at the same time.

Lastly, I want to bring up the fact that you need to remember that you’re only human. Although dancers are very inhuman most of the time, don’t get ahead of yourself. Relaxing is just as important as rest is and vice versa. It’s all about balance.

So as a summery: always stay organised. Try to write down everything you need to do. Know what to prioritise. Try to multitask but on a fair level, don’t overwork yourself or plan overconfidently. Be realistic. Stretch while watching TV, fix shoes when commuting to school or dance. Study during breaks. If you’re a night person, take an extra hour in the night for things you need to get done by that day, or as a morning person (me) wake up earlier to finish work.

Take care!! 

Zurich is always a good idea. 14-16th of June 

Grüezi guys!!! 
Long time no see…..

Oh well, Zurich is always a good idea and I’ve had the best time.

This post would go on forever if I was to tell you everything we’ve done in detail. To conclude these 2 days all I can say is that it was amazing to see my friends again. Zurich is beautiful and the weather was perfect (except for the thunderstorm that drenched us the first evening).


I watched the girls of my class, ballet class, the other day. I talked for so long with my teacher and we also went to have a coffee during lunch break. Today I got invited to watch the run through of their upcoming spring performance, costume rehearsal. I loved the choreography and it was a pleasure watching.

Being back at the school was so strange. I high key wish I was still there and just thinking about how good everything could’ve been there makes me depressed. At least I’m in a dance school (soon) again and I’ll have an apartment of my own so things seem to turn out the best they could possibly be under the circumstances. Although I could do anything to get back into the school… my teacher thinks it’s a shame the directors are not taking me back in again but there’s nothing you can do to change their decision. As long as I can dance I’m happy and that I actually recovered is amazing.

I met loads of other teachers including the directors when at the school and they were all happy to see me there and that things were going great. Meeting the students was fun too.

Today we’ve been chilling outside in a park until I had to go to the main station and catch my trains to Rougemont, my family and grandparents. My family drove early this morning but since I was going to watch the performance and wanted to spend as much time as possible with my friends I chose to stay and go by train instead.


I’ve had an amazing time in Zurich. I’m so happy I got to come back, it really means a lot to me and I pray to god that it won’t be this long until I see them next.

Now I’ll enjoy some days in the alps with the family, hiking and so on. Stay tuned for some photo spamming!!

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Loads of love!! Xo

Germany 14th June

Hallo everyone and greetings from Germany!!

This day started off really early, I was up already by 5 and we left our house a bit after half past seven. First up was a three hours drive through Denmark to get on the ferry, where we had breakfast #2. It only took 45 minutes over to Germany and then we had a 6 hours drive ahead of us. Everything went on pretty well, it didn’t feel like it was that long and we made some stops along the way.

Apparently this is the 4th time we’re staying at our current hotel, is it bad that I can only remember it once before? #toomuchtraveling …

We got to Wiesbaden around 6ish and after leaving the car as well as our bags at the hotel we enjoyed a really cozy dinner outside at a french restaurant. The rest of the evening was spent strolling around the streets and we also payed a quick visit to the hotel’s spa.

I am so tired and it is only 10.30pm. I guess I will go to bed soon, tomorrow we’re going to Zurich which I cannot wait for.

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Take care!! xx

Travelssss

Hey guys!! 

I’ve almost (not really) finished my packing and we’re leaving early tomorrow morning around 6.30am!! We’ll drive to Denmark and then we’re taking the ferry to Germany. The total drive is around 10 hours something and we will then sleep in Wiesbaden for one night before taking on Zurich.

I literally cannot wait to see my friends in Zurich!! We will spend two night at a hotel there and then continue driving to Rougemont and Gstaad, our final destination. I don’t know exactly how many nights we’re staying there for but around a week I guess, before driving back to Sweden again.

Today I’ve worked out for two hours followed by a 5k run with my sister. Other than that I was in town with mom and Thea where I bought a self tanner from St Tropez. I just put it on and so far so good ;).

When in Switzerland, we’ll enjoy the fresh alp air when hiking and spend some time with our grandparents. I love Switzerland and Rougemont is so cozy and very beautiful in the summer, not to mention really good practise for my french. C’est très bien, n’est pas ? ❤

Take care and à bientôt ! 

 

Summer feelings? Nah 

Heyy guys hope you’re well!! 

Today has been a pretty average day. I worked out (super intense) for two hours before lunch, then I spent another two hours cleaning ‘my house’ and after that I baked some healthy (and yummy) fibre oat cookies. Right before dinner I was running with my sister for like an hour. We worked on intervals which was really good. 

Tomorrow we’re going to grandma’s and probably seeing some of our cousins as well. I’ll try to workout early in the morning as we’re leaving early in order to get to them before lunch. Hopefully I’ll manage doing some  shopping there too. 😉 

Having summer break is always nice but I really haven’t had the time to relaxed and feel ‘summer’ yet. I am more than excited to go to Vaganova ballet master class course in 3 weeks though, in Mikkeli – Finland. Two weeks of intense training, can it get any better? Can’t wait! 

Take care!! ❤ 

Survived normal skl –> summer

Holaaaa guysssss! Happy summer holidaysssssssssss ❤ 

This has been a diverse year, to say the least. I am SO relieved to finally know where to go and what to do, as I’ve said multiple times before. Although I think it is important to keep in mind that it is not about the destination but the journey. I couldn’t be more happy about the fact that I am no longer in a normal school, that I managed to recover or that I will go to a dance school again but I am also so happy for all the amazing friends I’ve met and memories I’ve created during this year.

Today was a day filled with tears and joy. It was so sad to say goodbye to my close skoga sisters (besties) at the boarding house. Leaving the school itself wasn’t the issue, but the friends, the memories we’ve created throughout this half year…

My family (my siblings and mom) came to pick me up around lunch and then we drove to Stockholm. We are staying at a friend’s house tonight and will drive to South of Sweden tomorrow afternoon. On Wednesday we’ll be travelling to Switzerland and stop by Zurich which I cannot wait to do. Finally seeing my friends again!

Then there’s the Swedish midsommar which will be celebrated with my best friend and her family, I will also work two weeks, go to Vaganova ballet summer course for two weeks, fix the apartment for the upcoming school year and then we’re going to Delhi in the end of summer.

I honestly can’t get over the fact that I’m on summer break now, like what? 10 weeks of no school, stress or strict rules/ mandatory activities to follow? This summer I will really put focus on my workouts and try to become more stronger and work harder than ever,

See you ❤ lots of love