Do you really know your body and how it moves? As a dancer, your body is your 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!
ARTICLES: It's All In The Details
Turnout for Dancers: Hip Anatomy and Factors Affecting Turnout
Lisa Howell - A Well Known Dance Physiotherapist Talks About Dance Injuries
Essential Dance Anatomy Videos
THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE!
You will find great pictures and explanations to help you understand which muscles are used in what types of steps and choreography.
Companies In The Mix
The Royal Ballet of London
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Exercises, Stretches, & More...
This stretch is great to help relieve...
Achilles tendinitis, pain or tightness
Scar tissue build-up from past sprained or broken ankles
Limited range of motion in the ankles
Tendonitis on the tops of the feet
Release Your Calves!
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!