First semester in review – recovery

I haven't posted on this blog in way too long, and school is mostly to blame for that. My schedule became so crammed and stressful that I barely had time to think! But now that Christmas break is coming to a close (I return to school tomorrow), I've found some time to update you guys on…

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Massage for Injuries and Muscular Activation

We have all been there: coming back from a class sore, just knowing that an injury is soon to approach and put us out of class for a few days.  Dancers have a certain sense of when something is wrong.  If you haven’t developed that sense yet, that’s another topic of discussion.  Today we talk…

How to Stretch Safer

For dancers, improving flexibility and getting your splits are important. But, many don’t realize that safe stretching combined with injury prevention is even more important. This article will educate you on effective stretching techniques, which are scientifically proven to prevent injury. So, let’s learn how to get flexible the safe way. Why am I so…

How To Recover Fully Without Time Off

Many of your fall shows are coming to a close or did last weekend.  It’s the time of year in which opening shows conclude and Nutcracker season begins.  Today I share my tips on how to recover fully from weekends packed with shows and then transitioning quickly into a new rehearsal period, often without a…

Conditioning For Endurance & Injury Prevention

Hi everybody!  Today we talk about conditioning and how to maximise it to further develop your career as a dancer.  I hope here you will find your conditioning answers.  I’ll see you again on Sunday with more. Why Does Conditioning Work? One of my favorite teachers always says that you can’t just “get through” a…