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Join Dance Magazine for an "Ask Me Anything" With June Cover Star Jamar Roberts

Join Dance Magazine for an "Ask Me Anything" with June cover star Jamar Roberts on Monday, June 14, at 4 pm Eastern. Send us all your questions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater standout and resident choreographer, and we'll get to as many as possible.

As a bonus: The event will also include a short show-and-tell with Roberts sharing his artistic inspirations and other artistic works he keeps in his home. From jazz music to drawing to fashion design, Roberts' interests and influences are wide-ranging, and sure to surprise and delight.

Register to join us and submit your questions for Roberts here. This event is sponsored by New World School of the Arts.

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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.

May 2021