Health

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

Get Friendly with Your Fascia

March 1, 2014 by

The key to your best dancing body is right under your skin.

Dancers understand the importance of flexibility and alignment. Most have established practices for limbering up and spend each class carefully correcting their body positioning, … Continue reading

When Water Isn’t Enough

February 1, 2014 by

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

Core Control

January 1, 2014 by

Safe and effective trunk-strengthening exercises
A strong core is the foundation of good technique. Dancers rely on the muscles surrounding the pelvis and spine for posture and aesthetics, as well as balance, stability and moving safely … Continue reading

Food Allergies

December 3, 2013 by

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

Teaching with an Eating Disorder

November 4, 2013 by

How poor body image can impact your work
Thinking about stepping into a dance studio to teach ballet makes me panic, even though I have a dozen years of experience. Being trapped in a mirrored … Continue reading