Do you really know your body and how it moves?  As a dancer, our body is our instrument. It's important to have at least a basic understanding of anatomy in order to apply corrections,  comprehend your injuries, recognize your personal strengths and weaknesses, and advance your technique. 

Understanding correct alignment and finding excellent training is the key to injury prevention!

Anatomy &

Injury Prevention 

Lisa Howell - A Well Known Dance Physiotherapist Talks About Dance Injuries


You will find great pictures and explanations to help you understand which muscles are used in what types of steps and choreography. 

Essential Dance Anatomy Videos

Pacific Northwest Ballet

The Royal Ballet of London

Companies In The Mix

Release Your Calves!

Exercises, Stretches, & More...

This stretch is great to help relieve...

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Shin splints

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Heel Pain

  • Achilles tendinitis, pain or tightness

  • Scar tissue build-up from past sprained or broken ankles 

  • Limited range of motion in the ankles

  • Knee Pain

  • Tendonitis on the tops of the feet


This is a great exercise for strengthening your lats safely. Fantastic for port de bras and maintaining your upper body structure while turning and jumping!