Be Kind to Your Body

April 1, 2014

Sara Mearns and Chase Finlay in Polyphonia

Photo by Paul Kolnik

There’s a saying for dancers: Our bodies are our instruments. But what’s one thing dancers do that musicians rarely do? We beat up our instruments. We sometimes forget—or even neglect—the daily maintenance necessary for a long and healthy career. But we only get one body, right? So let’s take care of it.

This Sunday (April 6) at 6:30 pm, The School at Steps in NYC is hosting an injury prevention workshop. There’s going to be a whole panel of experts—including a Pilates instructor, a professor of orthopedic surgery and a representative from The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries—who will give plenty of tips for taking care of our bodies. Plus, New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns(!!) will also be there!

So come with your questions and bring a notebook to jot down all the advice. You can purchase event tickets here ($10 for students, and teachers receive a 20 percent discount if they purchase five or more tickets). Can’t make it? Look out for a recap of the event next week.