Tag: dance health

How One Dancer Found a Healthier Relationship to Dance

Do you feel like your obsession with dance has gone too far? You’re not alone. Many dancers find themselves laser focused on dance to an unhealthy degree. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever be able to find a more balanced life. Ballet Hisp├ínico dancer Christopher Bloom is a great example. When he started training […]

Why Are We Still So Bad At Addressing Dancers' Mental Health?

“So why did you quit?” It’s a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times since I stopped dancing over a decade ago. My answer has changed over the years as my own understanding of what lead me to walk away from greatest love of my life has become clearer. “I had some injuries,” I would […]

Yup, Dance Is The Best Workout. Science Says So.

We already know that dancing is basically the greatest thing you could do for yourself. (Even if, ahem, your feet end up without toenails during sandal season.) But it’s always great when science proves us right. A small study out of the University of Brighton in the UK shows that dancing burns about 600 calories […]