Tag: chronic illness

How to Keep a Student With a Chronic Health Condition Safe and Happy in Class

A few years ago, dance teacher Elaine Mannix of Commonwealth Dance Academy in Walpole, Massachusetts, learned a 10-year-old student had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The dancer had just added hip hop and lyrical to her class schedule and would sometimes dance three hours a day, building toward participating in more competitions as she […]

Chronic Illness in the Studio—There Isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Plan

It’s important to keep a student with a chronic health condition safe and happy in class. One step you can take is to understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan for dealing with chronic illness. Part of the reason it’s important for you and your staff to read up on the illness and to communicate […]