Health

Safe, Sensational Flexibility

September 1, 2014 by

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

The Flexion Connection

August 1, 2014 by

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

Put Out the Fire

July 1, 2014 by

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

Extreme Measures

June 1, 2014 by

Recognizing the warning signs to help a troubled teen

Two students on Valerie Ramsey’s middle school dance team seemed happy and confident, but earlier this year, both independently attempted suicide within two weeks of each other. … Continue reading

Roll Out

May 1, 2014 by

Be your own masseuse. 

After a long day of class and rehearsal, a dancer’s body craves a little TLC. Massage has been proven to increase circulation, unravel muscle knots, gently loosen tight fascia and create an … Continue reading

Permission to Pamper Yourself

April 1, 2014 by

Four relaxing activities that can make you better at your job

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As dedicated teachers and studio owners, you know how hard it can be to take time for yourself. After-work hours fill up with ticketing tasks, … Continue reading