College Day at Steps on Broadway

Calling all college-bound New York City area dancers! If the college application has you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, we've got good news for you. This weekend, The School at Steps is hosting College Day, a panel discussion covering all aspects of the college dance scene. Representatives from Barnard College, Boston Conservatory, Goucher College, The Juilliard School, Marymount Manhattan, Montclair State University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts will be there to address program specifics, the application process and advice on auditioning. The event begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, November 16. For tickets ($10) and more information, head to Steps on Broadway's website.

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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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