What's Missing From Your Warm-Up?

While teaching jazz at Gus Giordano Dance, sometimes Lauren Giordano Curran forgets she’s not a student. “You have to listen to your body. I have to know I can’t do a full-out battement because I’m going to tear my hamstring,” she says....

5 Great Ways for Dancers to Cross-Train

Biking develops strength in the quadriceps and glutes. Working at a lower resistance will enable dancers to avoid building bulky muscles. An elliptical gives you an intense cardio workout without the impact on your joints. Adjustments to the incline and resistance can...

Blossom Leilani Crawford Teaches Pilates for Dancers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Blossom Leilani Crawford is a Pilates historian and disciple of first-generation Pilates student Kathleen Stanford Grant. Here, she demonstrates some of Kathy Grant’s “Cat” exercises, a series of quadruped...

Pilates Anatomy

Pilates Anatomy: Your illustrated guide to mat work for core stability and balance By Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger Human Kinetics, 2011 204 pages Ideal for a Pilates instructor or general practitioner, Pilates Anatomy is an informative and comprehensive guide...

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