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5 Cardiovascular Fitness Considerations for Dancers

Posted on by Alyssa Hartley, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Dancers’ leaps, turns, and lifts can seemingly defy laws of physics. In order to jump higher and turn faster, dancers must implement cross-training for strength and endurance. Dancers from around the world have faced new challenges practicing at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is important for dancers to pursue physical fitness outside of traditional dance class to ultimately improve their technical abilities for when they hit the stage in the future.

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From the Dance Floor to the Living Room: A Look into Dance Safety

Posted on by Lizzy Miotti PT, DPT

Co-Authors: Andrew Ludwig PT, DPT and Bryan Lind PT, MPT, ATC

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues around the country and the world, dancers have been taken from the studios and moved into their homes for virtual practices and performances. While the performing arts have had to adapt to these challenging times, it opens the door for potential injuries as many dancers do not have the proper equipment to practice safely and effectively in their home. In this blog, we’ll explore dance safety and the steps you can take to practice safely.

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Six Tips for At-Home Fitness for Dancers

Posted on by Kathleen Warner PT, DPT, OCS

Co-author: Derrick Agnoletti, Joffrey Ballet Company Dancer

The majority of the country has adopted shelter in place policies, which means many of our daily routines have been disrupted. For Joffrey Ballet dancer Derrick Agnoletti, this means being unable to attend daily ballet class and rehearsals with his colleagues. As a physical therapist, I am adjusting treatment sessions in order to continue to connect with patients safely. Here is some advice for dancers who are similarly adjusting to training at home.

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