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13 Reasons Why Being a Dancer Is the Absolute Best

Call us partial, but when it comes to career choices, being a dancer takes the cake. It certainly isn't easy, but every moment we're in the studio or onstage, we get to do something we love. Here are 13 reasons why being a dancer is—in our humble opinion—the best thing in the world.


1. We wear sweat like a badge of honor.

Pit stains? Drenched hair? Soaked leo? It ain't a thang.


2. We have a license to bust a move anywhere.

Grocery store, don't care. I'm rehearsing.


3. Swapping toenail horror stories is a regular pastime.

Don't even try to out-gross us.


4. Netflix and chill foam roll is our jam.

Fighting DOMS is practically a part-time job. Delayed onset muscle soreness is very real.


5. We're masters of time management.

Class, rehearsal, perform, cross-train, side job. Who else can look this good doing so many things?


6. Shaving our legs in cramped quarters is no problem.

A smaller shower just means a higher développé. Hamstrings for the win.


7. We've got a sixth sense: spotting other dancers anywhere.

Turnout is a dead giveaway.


8. We're basically certified beauty experts.

After all that practice with stage makeup, shelling out beauty advice comes naturally.


9. Learning iconic music video choreography is a cinch.

Not to mention, it makes you an instant hit at parties. "Thriller," anyone?


10. We can rock a tutu and tiara like nobody's business.

No, really. It actually is our business.


11. We don't have to choose between being an artist and an athlete.

And it feels so good.


12. Most problems can be solved with a dance battle.

You'll be sorry you gave us the floor.


13. Last but not least, we always have an outlet for our emotions.

Or as Charlie said in Center Stage, "Whatever you feel, just dance it."

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Topical Pain Relievers Are the Next Item on Your Dancer Self-Care Supply List

With the stressors of the pandemic still lingering more than one year later, self-care is, rightfully, a priority for everyone right now. But dancers have always known the importance of keeping their bodies and minds as healthy as possible. After all, your body is your instrument, and as we make our long-awaited returns to the studio and stage, finding self-care strategies that work for you will be crucial to getting back up to speed—mentally and physically—with your rigorous performing and training schedule.

Dancers have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to treating minor ailments like soreness, swelling and bruising. One that's quickly gaining popularity are topical pain relievers, which provide targeted, temporary relief of minor pain. These days, there's more than just your tried-and-true Tiger Balm on the shelves. From CBD lotions to warming gels and patches, finding the product that's right for you can be as difficult as finding the perfect Rockette-red shade of lipstick…but even more beneficial to your dance career.

Read on for our breakdown of some of the most common ingredients to look out for in the topical pain relief aisle.

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July 2021