What You Need to Know About Concussions

With a competition weekend looming, studio owner Kim McDonough was rehearsing students for an up-tempo jazz piece at Dansations in Jacksonville, Florida. As one dancer crouched low to the floor, a nearby teammate kicked her leg up, connecting her foot with the side of...

A Support Group for Injured Dancers

It can be very isolating for a dancer when she’s injured. She has to sit out classes and rehearsals, and the timetable for returning to dance is not always straightforward. To help remedy this, The Dancers’ Resource, a subset of The Actors Fund, is...

Tap Happy Feet

Tappers may use their feet more than any other type of dancer, as they slide, jump, slap, stomp and balance on the balls of their feet, quickly shifting into various positions. “Tappers use all points of the foot in contact with the floor in different percussive or...

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