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The key to healing an injury

The Key to Healing an Injury

The Key to Healing an Injury Injuries are the one thing dancers never want to deal with, because let’s face it, they suck. When you experience one, more often than not your mind is focused on how quickly you can get back to dancing. In previous posts, we’ve talked about the importance of rest and […]

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Cross Training

Cross Training for Dancers

Have you ever found yourself completely winded after grand allegro in ballet class? Or totally out of breath after just a few minutes of choreography? Maybe your arms get tired holding a port de bra for a long period of time. Dancing in class or rehearsal usually involves bursts of movement for a short amount […]

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How to Stop Burnout-2

How to Stop Burnout

The odds are that you have or will sustain an injury over your lifetime as a dancer, but did you realize that most injuries are caused by fatigue and burnout? Many of us are experiencing low grade inflammation throughout our bodies on a daily basis which causes our bodies to burnout.  Stress, environmental toxins, poor […]

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Why Sleep is Essential to Your Dance Training

Why Sleep is Essential to Your Dance Training

Did you know that each year 80% of dancers sustain an injury that affects their ability to perform? (Fit 2 Dance, 2005) I was shocked to discover that most of these injuries are caused by mental and physical fatigue. This really got me thinking and I wanted to see where this fatigue was coming from. What […]

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The Dancer's Guide To A Healthy Holiday Part 2

The Dancer’s Guide To A Healthy Holiday Part 2

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the holiday season? Cookies? Dessert? Your favorite comfort foods? There’s a multitude of parties, celebrations, treats at work or school and it can seem like life becomes one big sugary fantasy land. How are you supposed to stay on track with all these treats […]

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Create A Magical Morning

Create A Magical Morning

Are you a morning person? If you asked me this question about 5 years ago I would have said absolutely not! I hated getting up early and no one could even talk to me till I had my coffee. I was definitely not pleasant to be around nor was I feeling very productive. When my […]

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Hydration 101 for Dancers Plus a Recipe!

Hydration 101 for Dancers Plus a Recipe!

Today I want to give you the rundown on hydration 101 for dancers. Our bodies are made up of 75% water so it’s not surprising that water is an essential part of the health equation. But how much water do we need? Most people are chronically dehydrated and are not aware of it. Some symptoms […]

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Quick, Healthy, Go To Recipes for Busy Perfomers

Quick, Healthy, Go To Recipes for Busy Perfomers

We all know that we need to eat healthy. But what exactly does that mean? And how do we implement that into our busy schedules as active performing artists? There’s a lot of buzz these days around nutrient dense food and rightfully so. As a society we’re learning that our bodies need the stuff from […]

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Create A Confident You Now!

Create A Confident You Now!

Confidence. It’s defined as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.” As performers we strive to always appear confident to the audition room or in class. However sometimes we don’t always believe we are good enough or we strive to be whatever the audition room or teacher wants […]

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