In her spare time, American Ballet Theatre corps member Kathryn Boren moonlights as a personal trainer. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she trains fellow ABT dancers and also teaches a weekly Conditioning for Dancers class. While everyone is isolating inside, Boren shared her go-to home workout with Dance Magazine.
“Ballet pink” tights and palest-pink slippers. “Nude” fabrics that match only the lightest of skin tones. Unfortunately, many dancewear staples have historically been available only in a single “flesh tone” that tended to exclude non-Caucasian dancers. Thankfully, in recent years dancewear companies have begun to respond to this issue, offering more varied shades of tights, […]
Dance teachers have to deal with a lot. While open communication with your teacher is obviously key, lame excuses for less-than-great behavior are guaranteed to get on her nerves. Always avoid these seven excuses that will 100 percent get your dance teacher’s blood boiling. “That makes me look silly.” It’s okay to look less-than-perfect when […]
Have you ever referred to your feet as biscuits or your pointe shoes as dead in front of a non-dancer friend or family member and seen a wave of confusion cross their face? Dance, like most activities, is chock-full of words and phrases used only by those in the know. In honor of their 90th […]
Sore arches may be one of the peskiest pain spots dancers deal with. This small area on the bottom of your feet may seem minor, but it actually does a lot of work: Your arches are what allow your feet to support the weight of your entire body. While any sharp, unbearable pain should always […]