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
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
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
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
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