Tag: positive body image

How to Model a Supportive Body Image for Your Dancers

Confidence is an important part of a dancer’s success. But for many dancers, industry pressures and body ideals often cultivate a narrative that is overwhelmed with self-judgment, ridicule and dissatisfaction. In fact, body weight surveillance has a detrimental impact on a dancer’s health. A 2018 study suggests that in addition to mirror usage and dancewear […]

Love Your Body Week: A Studio Tradition to Teach Positive Body Image

At Love Your Body Week 2012, students at All That Dance papered studio mirrors with reasons they appreciate their body. It’s usually in middle school or early high school that dancers first begin understanding, talking about and fretting over weight. That’s why, when fostering positive body image in young dancers, one Seattle studio calls on […]