Backstage with Disney on Broadway

Disney lovers, take note: This Sunday, ABC will air "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years", a one-hour special about the magic of Disney on the Great White Way. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of productions like The Lion KingNewsiesAladdin and other the five other Disney on Broadway productions. Hosted by"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the feature will also include legends like Elton John and Whoopi Goldberg performing and sharing their Broadway memories. Tune in at 7 pm ET this Sunday, December 14, and check out abc.com for more information. 

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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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