Ballet Stretch Exercises

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Ballet dancers aim to be strong, slim and flexible. That is why they need to do a lot of ballet stretching exercises to keep their bodies supple. Here are some ideas and ballet stretch exercises to look at doing regularly. Although certain muscle groups predominate, a ballet dancer uses all of their muscle groups. As … Read more

How To Open Out Your Hips With Stretches

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In this article, I am going to explore how to open out your hips especially focused on dancers, but anyone can benefit from doing these stretches, even if you have two left feet. Hip flexibility isn’t just for dancers, athletes, or yogis; it’s a crucial aspect of anyone’s physical health. Tight hips can lead to … Read more

What Is Toe Curling And Why You Shouldn’t Do It In Ballet?

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What Is Toe Curling In Ballet? Toe-curling in ballet normally happens when dancers try to point their feet, and to get it to look pointed, they curl their toes under, thinking that this will enhance the look of their feet. Although curling the toes often seems like a little thing since it is “just the … Read more

Best Stretching Machines for Dancers

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Every dancer who is serious about her career needs a good stretching machine or a good stretching program. Here are some of the best stretching machines and they can be used for dancers, gymnasts, or anybody who wants to improve their flexibility. The prices are a bit heavy in some cases, but if you are … Read more

Sprained Ankle Treatments

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A sprained ankle is no fun to have, especially if you are a dancer. There are some sprained ankle treatments you can try, but it is still important to see a medical professional to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for your foot. This post may contain affiliate links. How Do You Sprain an Ankle? … Read more

Ballets Secret Code

ballets secret code

I thought I just had to share this documentary called Ballets Secret Code with you all, as ballet is becoming more and more competitive each year with dancers working their bodies to do the impossible. Sometimes it is good to remember that solid technique is always the best so that you don’t injure yourself trying … Read more

How To Stretch Your Body And Avoid Injury

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Let’s look at how to stretch your body safely and avoid injury, or as a dance teacher to make sure your dancers know how to stretch correctly. It is sad that so many children I teach at the moment have been over stretched in the past and are now suffering with chronic joint pain as … Read more

How To Cure Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a pretty common ailment amongst runners, walkers and even unfortunately dancers. In this post, I will look at how to cure Plantar Fasciitis with the use of some great stretches that are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the lower leg, ankle and foot muscles. Good flexibility around the … Read more

Foot Problems In Dancers

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In this article on foot problems that dancers have to contend with, let’s have a look at Metatarsal Stress Fractures and Plantar Fascitis.   Foot Problems Dancers Suffer From Metatarsal Stress Fractures Almost all stress fractures are caused by overuse or overworking of those specific body parts. Stress fractures can occur in any bone of the … Read more