Has the Push for Ever-More Flexibility Put Dancers At Risk?

Briar Nolet’s “My Prerogative” routine on NBC’s “World of Dance” last season encompassed every crowd-pleasing acrobatic move you could imagine—and not imagine: aerial forward rolls and walkovers that seemed to come out of nowhere; leaps, turns and tumbles all stitched together in well-crafted, surprising ways. Nolet’s body looped, bent and threw itself through impossible-looking sequences […]

Should Dancers Check Out These Trendy New Stretch Studios?

It’s hard to find a dancer who doesn’t want to increase their flexibility in at least one part of their body. So one of 2019’s biggest fitness trends caught our attention: Dozens of stretch studios have been popping up across the country, from boutique companies like LYMBR and Stretch*D, to the national franchise StretchLab with […]

Our Wish List for the Next Decade of Dance

There are lots of gift guides floating around the internet this time of year. But the end of the decade has us thinking about more than presents. As much as the dance world has evolved over the past 10 years, there’s still a lot of work to do. So we started pondering: If we could […]

When Social Media Triggers Body Image Issues

It’s a cycle familiar to many: First, a striking image of a lithe, impossibly fit dancer executing a gravity-defying développé catches your eye on Instagram. You pause your scrolling to marvel, over and over again, at her textbook physique. Inevitably, you take a moment to consider your own body, in comparison. Doubt and negative self-talk […]