Ask Deb: "Why Does My Student Have Back Pain?"

Ask Deb: "Why Does My Student Have Back Pain?"

I have a tall student who complains of pain in her middle backā€”at the bra strap area. She feels pain when sitting at school and if we are doing any sort of jump with the leg in arabesque. She has seen a doctor who suggested taking heavy pain meds when she feels...
3 Exercises for Healthy Spinal Alignment

3 Exercises for Healthy Spinal Alignment

Spinal alignment is like turnout, says Michael Kelly Bruce, associate professor of dance at The Ohio State University. “It’s a mechanism, not an aesthetic.” But as with turnout, dancers’ visual goals often lead them to force their bodies into...

Pregnant Posture is NOT Ballet Posture

What happens to your perfect ballet posture can be alarming. Anneliese Burns Wilson, founder of ABC for Dance, recommends accepting the inevitable and offers some help for two common changes. Your butt sticks out and your lower back sways As the baby develops, it...

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