Health

Boys to Men

April 1, 2015 by

Strength training for male dancers entering puberty
When a young male dancer hits puberty, you’ll know the signs: “One day they look normal, the next they look like a string bean. They can get a little … Continue reading

Finding Your Om

March 1, 2015 by

It only takes two minutes to begin reaping the benefits of meditation.
Despite his busy schedule as principal dancer at the Colorado Ballet, Domenico Luciano makes time to meditate. “It’s part of my routine, my … Continue reading

Your Best Feet

January 30, 2015 by

In 4 simple steps
It probably won’t surprise you that chiropractor Rachel Loeb often sees dancers make unsafe choices in the name of beautiful feet. While treating professionals in St. Louis, Missouri, she has seen stress … Continue reading

Stop! You’re Making Your Cold Worse

December 29, 2014 by

DT sorts out facts from myths to help you and your students survive cold and flu season.
Dancers are not the type to cringe at a little pain and suffering. So whether you’re one of those … Continue reading

Girl Talk

December 1, 2014 by

Why and how you should discuss menstruation with young dancers
Every time Deidre Kellogg Ketroser held a “girl talk” with her ballet class, a few of the young students would giggle and cover their faces with … Continue reading

Dancers on the Run

November 1, 2014 by

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