Tag Archives: stretching

May 8, 2013 – 8:00 am

Pain in the sole of your foot is no fun. Why it happens and ways to deal. Foot pain is…a pain (duh) but can be especially worrying when you’re a dancer.  Pain in the plantar (or bottom) surface of your foot can range from mild soreness to highly uncomfortable, and can potentially put you on […]

November 4, 2012 – 9:05 pm

Knowing your body is key in avoiding injury and staying strong and flexible Do your biceps bulge if you so much as look at a dumbbell?  Does your arabesque go sky high without any effort? Are your knees inclined to bow backwards, or are your calves the last word in definition?  These attributes are clues […]

October 10, 2012 – 10:12 pm

All dancers want to be flexible.  Stretching correctly yields the best results and helps prevent injury. Who doesn’t want to be more  flexible, able to slide effortlessly into a split or (even better) roll through second on the floor into “Chinese” splits?  Being flexible is key to healthy muscles and expands your capabilities for class […]