Category Archives: Health

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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Growing Pains

Maybe it’s normally easy for you to pull off triple pirouettes, battement your leg up by your ear or balance … Continue reading

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Ouch! Shin Splints

You’ve just completed petit allégro—and you want to scream. Your shins ache so much that you don’t think you can … Continue reading

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To Nap or Not To Nap?

Dancers fit a lot into their days: school, work, dance class, homework—and maybe even a social life! But trying to … Continue reading

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