Tag: dancers mental health

seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

A Dancer’s Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The buzz of Nutcracker has worn off, grueling rehearsals are ramping up, and it’s just. so. cold. No wonder you’re feeling a bit down this winter, and you’re certainly not alone. According to dance psychologist Dr. Miriam Rowan, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression in which symptoms specifically develop over the course […]

These Famous Dancers Are Talking About Mental Health—and We Thank Them for It

Recently, our friends at Dance Magazine posted a thought-provoking article about the dance world’s inability to address dancers’ mental health. It was one of their most-read articles to date, and it encouraged dancers, parents and teachers to share their own personal stories. That group of storytellers includes some very high-profile dancers, and we’re especially thankful […]