Dancers in particular burn many more calories and expend far more energy than the average person. In order to thrive, you need to learn how to prepare healthy, balanced meals that are specially formulated for your rigorous activity level. Learn about sources of complex carbohydrates, protein, and calcium, and take away a couple of quick recipes too.
Archives for May 2011
When Melissa K. Dooley added this recent shot to our Flickr photo pool, I couldn’t resist showing off another of her lovely photos. I find it reminiscent of a Rorschach ink test… and equally as mesmerizing! Melissa took this self portrait on a snowy (yes, snowy) day in April of this year.
Achilles was infallible except for the small injury to his heel that killed him. Dancers, too, are prone to injury and stress of the Achilles tendon if they don’t do a few important things. Achilles tendonitis is the big one but it doesn’t have to be forever. Dancers must take great care and follow the proper steps to prevent flare-ups and further injury.
Dancing outside can be a fantastic teaching tool. The change of scenery from a classroom or studio can change the way students perceive space and their bodies and provides them with a hands on approach to exploring texture and qualities of movement. Stacey shares 6 helpful tips, tricks, and activities to make your outside class/exploration a success.
Dance improvisation is a movement skill that involves creating and executing movement without any premeditated choreographing, as well as a dance form that takes practice to master just like any other. For those new to improvising, here are some words of advice that can help in any situation where you may be asked or required to make up movement on the spot.
Do you sweat when you dance? A concerned reader asks what she can do about excessive sweating during class. See how I answer with tips and reassurance for greater confidence in a potentially embarrassing situation.