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Articles by Nina Amir

Tap Happy Feet

May 17, 2009 by

Tappers may use their feet more than any other type of dancer, as they slide, jump, slap, stomp and balance on the balls of their feet, quickly shifting into various positions. “Tappers use all points … Continue reading

Healthy Feet

April 15, 2009 by

To keep their precious instruments in top condition (and injury-free), tappers must develop a sound stretching practice that incorporates strengthening exercises, especially for the lower extremities and core muscles—the abdomen, hips, buttocks and lower back … Continue reading

Fancy Footwork

September 1, 2008 by

Pointed. Flexed. Calloused. Blistered. Tired. Beautiful. Dancers’ feet are many things, but most of all, they must be strong and healthy. Yet with the rigors of training—turning, jumping, relevéing and pointe work—it’s no wonder they … Continue reading

Keeping Boys At Your Studio

February 9, 2005 by

Many male dancers have been laughed at for going to the dance studio rather than the football field, teased for wearing tights onstage or otherwise struggled with the feminine stereotypes associated with dance, ballet in … Continue reading