Nutrition

Fuel a Day of Dancing

October 1, 2014 by

Three pros share their favorite breakfasts, pack-and-go snacks and recovery foods for long days of classes.

One of the best ways you can help dancers prepare for success during long days of classes or rehearsals is … Continue reading

Put Out the Fire

July 1, 2014 by

Alleviate unnecessary inflammation to feel and dance your best.

When Arthur Stashak injured his foot at 16, he did everything he could to get his training back on track. Then a student at Canada’s National Ballet … 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

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

Combating Cramps

August 30, 2013 by

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