Dancer Health

The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic technique created by Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1950s. The method has two parts: hands-on sessions with a Feldenkrais teacher (Functional Integration) or group classes comprised of verbal cues (Awareness Through Movement).

Mary Armentrout, a dance teacher, choreographer and Feldenkrais practitioner, shares three ways that this somatic practice can bolster your students' training.

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Dancer Health
Anne-René Petrarca works with Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program dancer Francesca Butler. Photo courtesy of Petrarca

When it comes to your students' training, a somatic practice can be the key to injury prevention, better dancing and a healthier student overall. Alexander Technique, which is designed to retrain established movement patterns through nonjudgmental verbal and physical cues, is one such practice.

Here, Alonzo King LINES Ballet faculty member Anne-René Petrarca, an expert on Alexander Technique, shares three ways that it can be beneficial for dancers.

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