Our Best Tips: Cross-Training

Every dancer has their own cross-training regime, tailored to their workload, injury prevention, rehab or particular roles. It’s up to you to talk to a physical therapist about what exercises you should be doing to meet your own technical goals. But in the meantime, here are some of our best tips for effective cross-training: DoMore »

The Ballerina’s Bad Habit

You work hard on turnout in class every day. But once you leave the studio, make sure you’re in parallel. Walking around turned out stresses your hips, knees, ankles and feet, causing micro-trauma that could lead to injuries like tendonitis or knee pain. It could also hurt your technique. “You’re overusing the muscles you needMore »

Our Best Tips: Stretch and Strengthen Your Développé Devant

Everybody wants a higher extension, but achieving your best line is a long-term effort that includes both flexibility and strength. Here are two of our best tips on how to improve your développé devant by engaging and releasing the hard-to-find psoas muscles. Strength Controlled extensions to the front are not only physically difficult, but they’reMore »

Our Best “Workout” and “Best Body” Tips

‘Tis the season to start dreaming up resolutions, and if one of yours is to boost your workouts, then we have you covered. Read on for a round-up of some of our best workout tips! 1. Don’t be afraid to target your weaknesses. The National Ballet of Canada’s Emma Hawes uses her workouts to focusMore »