One of the most important ways to prevent dance injuries is to take the time to properly warm up the major muscles of the body. Despite our best intentions, however, dance injuries do occur.
Professional ballet dancers have at least one thing in common...amazing turnout. Turnout refers to the outward rotation of the hips and the feet. Turnout is fundamental to ballet.
Leaps are one of the greatest thrills in dance. Professional dancers appear to defy gravity as they soar through the air. Some people seem to have a natural ability for jumping, whereas some have to work at it a little harder.
Dancers, especially ballet dancers, tend to go through a lot of tights. It's frustrating to pull on a pair of tights only to catch a glimpse of a long run down the back of your leg. Here are a few tips for making tights last a little longer.
Make sure your dance bag is packed with items you might possibly need, including emergency health supplies, extra dance gear and clothing, personal beauty items, and quick snacks.
If you plan to attend a summer intensive program this summer, it's time to start preparing your body. Summer intensives are intense, just as their name implies. This timeline will help get your body into top form to get the most out of the experience.
As a dancer, you are probably all too familiar with the pain caused by an ingrown toenail. Here are a few tips on dealing with the pain and preventing ingrown toenails altogether.
Dancers wear makeup on stage in order to make their faces and expressions visible to the audience. Follow these simple steps to create a perfect, stage-ready face.
Some people know them as milkmaid braids. Some refer to them as crown braids.
Heidi braids are easy to create, and do a great job of keeping your hair out of your face. Some ballet dancers enjoy the simple look and holding ability of this braided style.
Shopping online for dancewear has become extremely popular. Do you know the top online dancewear sites? Find your favorite brands of leotards, tights, shoes and other dancewear from these companies.