Tag: injury

Top 5 Reasons to Always Have Apolla Shocks in Your Dance Bag

You may already know Apolla Shocks are able to replace your current footwear and dance shoes because of the durability, aesthetics, and traction, BUT there are many other reasons to ALWAYS keep a pair in your dance bag. BESIDES wearing them in class or onstage: TOP 5 REASONS TO ALWAYS HAVE APOLLA SHOCKS…BEYOND DANCE CLASS: […]

Inside "Miss Saigon"'s Most Intense Fight Choreo

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent some serious time fantasizing about how cool it would be to become dance captain of a Broadway show. Just imagine having all of that choreography in your head, knowing every little detail of a musical’s moving parts! Until today, I’d never considered what it might be like to […]

Dear Katie: I Can't Stop Forcing My Turnout!

In our “Dear Katie” series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email [email protected] for a chance to be featured! Dear Katie, I’m starting to have knee problems because I’ve been forcing my turnout. I know I need to retrain my muscles so I can […]

"Ouch" Doesn't Have to Mean "Goodbye"

With only two weeks left in The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program, Gabriel Hyman collided with his partner during a rehearsal for the final performance and suffered a calf-muscle tear. “I was told that recovery would take at least two weeks,” says Hyman, who’s currently an Ailey II apprentice and a junior in the Ailey/Fordham […]

Seven Surprising Lessons from Steps' Injury Prevention Workshop

Former ABT principal and Tony nominee Ashley Tuttle—pictured here as the Sugar Plum Fairy for Evansville Ballet Theatre’s 2012 production of “The Nutcracker”—urges dancers to know their bodies, and do let them do their job. (Photo via Evansville Courier & Press) Getting injured can seem like the end of the world. As dancers, we’re hesitant […]

When Surgery Is Your Only Option

For dancers, the decision to undergo surgery can be frightening. The time spent in recovery seems like an eternity when it keeps you from pursuing your passion. But as 14-year-old Maya Wheeler learned, dancing with injuries isn’t worth the pain—or the damage it can cause. A student at Philadelphia’s The Rock School for Dance Education, […]

Your Aches and Pains Addressed: Achilles Tendinitis

Are stiff, swollen Achilles tendons making pointe class painful? You could be suffering from Achilles tendinitis. James Gallegro—MSPT, CMPT with the Manhattan Physio Group, who works with many professional dancers and companies—spoke to Dance Spirit about how to handle the all-too-common problem. What is it? Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon (the […]