Active relaxation exercises release tension and speed muscle recovery.
Strange as it may seem, the missing ingredient of a dancer’s optimal performance is often rest. According to Kathleen Weber, consulting sports medicine physician at Hubbard … Continue reading
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
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
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
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