Health

Healthy Hips, Happy Hips

September 1, 2015 by

Build strength, prevent injuries and maximize turnout.
Our hips are overachievers. They are the main source of turnout and the axis of all leg movement. Dancers work them hard. No one knows this better than Heather … Continue reading

Dream Big

July 1, 2015 by

Why sleep matters
If you’ve led morning classes or rehearsals, you may be familiar with those dancers who enter the studio carrying a coffee from the closest café, or whose floor stretches look, in part, … Continue reading

Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

June 1, 2015 by

How two fad diets affect your dancing body
Fueling your body for dance is essential, but deciding what to eat isn’t always easy. And with new diets surfacing every month, it can be hard to know … Continue reading

Your Best Legs

April 29, 2015 by

Exercises for alignment, for all types of legs
It was August in New York City, and Paula Morgan was leading a body placement seminar at the 2014 Dance Teacher Summit. When someone asked for advice on … Continue reading

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

February 28, 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