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
Simple ways to prevent and relieve pesky muscle spasms.
Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Christina Spigner has always suffered from foot cramps. But the problem was especially troublesome during the company’s 13-show run of … Continue reading
What dancers should know when eliminating dairy, gluten or animal products from their diets
Last spring, Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Chloe Freytag decided to eat vegan. With a passion for nutrition, she was … Continue reading
The dangers of calorie-free sweeteners
The cracking sound of diet soda cans opening has become common during dance breaks at the studio. Calorie-free sports drinks have taken the place of water bottles, and lunch boxes are … Continue reading