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.
Save Your Spot and Your Ankles at the Barre
Lorry tells us about her new-found ballet friend, the Barre Buddy, a must-have accessory that wraps onto the barre with Velcro and includes a removable hand towel. In addition to helping you stay healthy during cold/flu season, it’s got many benefits.
Fatigue and Injury: Making room for rest
Muscle fatigue is good but not when dancers push themselves (or are pushed by directors) to injury. We’re ignoring a crucial part of the formula for increasing endurance and enhancing performance. What is that element and why is it important for dancers to learn when enough is enough?
The Achilles Tendon: Dancer Injury and Prevention
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.
Art Intercepts’ Lauren Warnecke is taking some of your dancesolutions head on this year. You’ve expressed a desire to improve your technique, avoid injury, and increase flexibility. Look for tips and solutions to help you achieve your goals. Here is a sneak peek and a chance to let Lauren know what you’d like to see covered.
Giving Thanks Giveaway: The Barre-Tender
Tracy and the kind folks at Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts want to give away one Barre-Tender to three different Dance Advantage readers. Simply leave a comment describing your favorite stretch at the barre.