Seems every dancer’s doing it but what is the purpose and value in using a foam roller? And, should you be doing it too? Here’s the 411 on fascia and foam rolling.
Dance and Weight Training: A Perfect Pas de deux?
Weight training. Doesn’t exactly fit into the ballerina image does it? But dancers could benefit from adding it to their fitness routine. Lauren addresses why and the common concerns dancers have about doing so.
At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Everybody Dances
Contributor Lauren Warnecke, gives a special #whydancematters report on the Adaptive Dance Program at Hubbard Street serving adults with Parkinson’s, and now youth with Autism and physical disabilities.
The Long and Short of Achilles Tendon Health
Find out the best way to avoid lower leg and achilles tendon injury, plus learn how to properly stretch the achilles to promote tendon health.
How To Devise an Effective Pre-Show Warm-up
There are three methods of warming-up in the exercise world: Passive, General, and Specific. Lauren reminds us that dancers often utilize all three before a performance but could often do so more effectively. Here’s how.
Dance Instructors and Injury Management: Leave it to the Pros
Diagnosis of injury is for health professionals. When your student is hurt, Lauren teaches you how to offer recommendations instead of giving medical advice and help your student through the injury process.