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...

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