Articles by Kathleen McGuire Gaines
How two fad diets affect your dancing body
Fueling your body for dance is essential, but deciding what to eat isn’t always easy. And with new diets surfacing every month, it can be hard to know … Continue reading
Effective alternatives to dangerous stretching practices
There is a flexibility freak show going on in the dance world. Between out-of-this-world extensions on “So You Think You Can Dance” and a boundaries-pushing contemporary scene, it seems the … Continue reading
Choosing the right drink to boost performance
Sports drinks are designed to provide electrolyte replacement and energy for athletes. When dancers are working hard, these drinks—as well as natural alternatives like coconut water and fruit juice—can … Continue reading
Creating a studio policy can help prevent an emergency.
When Ballet West performed The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center last year, they couldn’t fly every Academy student who played a party girl or soldier from Utah … Continue reading
Simple ways to prevent and relieve pesky muscle spasms.
Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Christina Spigner has always suffered from foot cramps. But the problem was especially troublesome during the company’s 13-show run of … Continue reading