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Sep 28,
2015

Dancers: How much protein do you need?

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Protein Needs of Dancers: How Much, What Kind, and When?  By: The Dance World Editor  From Dance Informa Do dancers need extra protein? Do they need to use powders, drinks, shakes or amino acid supplements or should they just eat more? Sadly, the misguided “low-carb” fad continues to be a contributing factor in 70% of Americans being … Continue reading “Dancers: How much protein do you need?”

Sep 14,
2015

8 Ways to Make Pointe Pain-Free

 

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By: The Dance World Editor By: Rain Francis of Dance Informa If you’re a professional dancer wearing pointe shoes all day long, you may experience some pain with pointe work. However, it is possible for pointe to be pain-free, especially for the beginner. If you have your shoes fitted correctly, and achieve the right level of … Continue reading “8 Ways to Make Pointe Pain-Free”

Aug 24,
2015

Should you Strengthen your Quads?

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By: The Dance World Editor By: The Dance Training Project (June 30th, 2015)  Should You Stretch or Strengthen Your Quads? [4 exercises to try] The way teachers sometimes talk about our quads, it’s easy to feel like we’re expected to dance without them. “Don’t grip your quads!” “The movement should come from underneath the leg, use … Continue reading “Should you Strengthen your Quads?”

Aug 22,
2015

A Dancer’s Rights

 

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By: The Dance World Editor By: The Dance Project 10 Rights I Wish I Knew I Had as a Dancer  If I’d grown a pair when I was 13, I may have avoided some serious set-backs in my dance career. Fortunately, I’ve grown up, and learned some things, and consider myself an expert in dance career … Continue reading “A Dancer’s Rights”

Jun 23,
2015

How to Stretch your Feet

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By:The Dance World Editor By: Ballet Hub Stretching and strengthening your feet have many benefits to your overall technique and presentation as a ballet dancer.  Dancers have found all sorts of ways to stretch feet over the years using all sorts of tecnhniques like cramming their feet under a piano or couch, using tools built specifically … Continue reading “How to Stretch your Feet”

May 6,
2015

Secret Cure for Ingrown Toenails

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By: The Dance World Editor  By: Shannon Marie Rugani As if dancing on my toes wasn’t painful enough, I suffered from ingrown toenails for years. It got to the point that I didn’t even know what a healthy toenail was supposed to look like. I saw a podiatrist who said that I should have surgery to … Continue reading “Secret Cure for Ingrown Toenails”

Apr 7,
2015

INJURY PREVENTION 101

 

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By: The Dance World Editor By Leigh Schanfein of Dance Informa Nutrition We often think of using food as fuel: ingest it, burn it, use it for energy. However, food and beverages are what our bodies use for every function, from muscle contraction to nerve impulse to new cell formation! Many foods, especially natural and minimally … Continue reading “INJURY PREVENTION 101”

Mar 30,
2015

Dancer Recommended Recipes!

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By: The Dance World editor By:  Amy Omernick Check out what these dancers recommend as great recipes for dancers! We have a few of our own too.   Kimberly Braylock, San Francisco Ballet Kale Chips Click here for the recipe via Smitten Kitchen  Melissa Chapski, Ellison Ballet Chia Raspberry Drink Click here for the recipe via … Continue reading “Dancer Recommended Recipes!”

Mar 3,
2015

Pilates & Dance

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PILATES & DANCE By: The Dance World Editor By: Kristen Padden Looking for the perfect cross training exercise to enhance your dance technique? Pilates may be just the thing to help you strengthen your core while increasing flexibility and it happens to be lots of fun too! Dance greats like Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Rudolf von … Continue reading “Pilates & Dance”

Feb 10,
2015

How to do a Firebird Leap

 

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How to do a “Firebird Leap” By: The Dance World Editor To properly execute a Firebird leap you need to do the following… 1. Take a good preparatory plie and use the momentum from that plie to execute the leap. 2.  While pressing your front leg forward with a pointed foot, simultaneously arch your back with … Continue reading “How to do a Firebird Leap”

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