Category Archives: Health

Breaking the Mold

Paul Taylor Dance Company member Aileen Roehl is 5′ 2″ with powerful, strong legs. But growing up training in ballet, … Continue reading

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Ever notice it often sounds like someone’s popping bubble wrap at the start of a ballet class? Knees click and … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Diet Through Your Teen Years

Sarah wanted to be a professional dancer. But when she turned 14, she realized her body was changing—something all teens … Continue reading

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Awkward Body Basics

You always work hard in dance class, but lately, you’ve been a little distracted. During port de bras, you worry … Continue reading

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The Truth About Your Breasts

Breast development is uncomfortable for every teen, but it can be especially traumatic for dancers. While you can hide behind … Continue reading

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Stress Less

You’ve got a huge exam and a 20-page research paper due this week, and your ballet teacher has added extra … Continue reading

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