Making a Safe Space for Dance

K–12 teachers go to the mat for proper floors. West Briar Middle School students now dance on aresilient surface, thanks to their teacher Lynn Reynolds. Teaching dance in a K–12 setting often means holding classes in hallways or cafeterias, sharing space with other...

Smart Spotting

Protect yourself in acro class. Ashlie Wells (left) uses a second spotterduring advanced exercises. Early in her teaching career, Joanne Chapman struggled with regular neck pain and couldn’t figure out what was causing it. “I went to the chiropractor and he said, ‘You...

Dance Injuries Are on the Rise

A study shows dance-related injuries in kids and teens increased a whopping 37% between 1991 and 2007. Most injuries were caused by falls or sprains/strains. Researchers theorize the spike is due to young dancers logging longer hours in the studio and advancing more...

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