How to safely incorporate running as a cross-training activity—and reap the benefits
When Amanda Lea LaVergne was performing eight shows a week in the adult ensemble of Broadway’s Annie, rehearsals, performances and press obligations took up … Continue reading
Three pros share their favorite breakfasts, pack-and-go snacks and recovery foods for long days of classes.
One of the best ways you can help dancers prepare for success during long days of classes or rehearsals is … 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
Coaching dancers with poor spinal flexion
As a young competition dancer, Lauren Saglimbene struggled with spinal flexion, or the curving of the spine that contracts the front of the body and elongates the back. “My modern … Continue reading
Alleviate unnecessary inflammation to feel and dance your best.
When Arthur Stashak injured his foot at 16, he did everything he could to get his training back on track. Then a student at Canada’s National Ballet … Continue reading