Tag: dance school

Dancers Are More Intelligent Than They Get Credit For

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been stereotyped as stupid because you’re a dancer. Raise your other hand if that misconception boils your blood. Well, you’re in luck: One researcher is determined to set the record straight. Moving our bodies involves thinking, communicating and understanding the world around us. Photo by Maria Badasian/Unsplash Dr. Matthew […]

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 […]

Could A Tight Back Be Limiting Your Flexibility?

Dancers looking to increase their flexibility rarely think about their upper backs. But this common place of tension could limit your neural mobility. “The mobility of your back, especially your upper back, is very important when thinking about the mobility of the nervous system, fascial system and flexibility in general,” says leading dance physiotherapist Lisa […]

A Mid-Show Fire Alarm? How to Prep for Onstage Mishaps

Just as the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers reached an emotional moment in an April performance of Santuario, inspired by the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the fire alarm began blaring. Timed as it was with the actual reenactment of the shooting within the piece, most of the audience remained in their seats expectantly, thinking this was part […]