Our Best Tips: Cross-Training

Our Best Tips: Cross-Training

National Ballet of Canada’s Emma Hawes swims to strengthen her loose shoulder joints (photo by Daniel Neuhaus) Every dancer has their own cross-training regime, tailored to their workload, injury prevention, rehab or particular roles. It’s up to you to...
The Mirror: Friend or Foe?

The Mirror: Friend or Foe?

This story originally appeared in the April/May 2016 issue of Pointe. Suddenly, all I could see in the mirror was a fuzzy, dancer-shaped outline. I had accidentally rubbed out my contacts right before pliés and, frustrated, resigned myself to an unproductive two...
Our Best Tips: Cross-Training

Our Best Tips: Obliques

Abdominal strength is essential for any ballerina. A connected core can turn an otherwise wobbly dancer with arms and legs askew into one with supported extensions and smooth movement. But ab work is about more than just standard crunches and planks. The internal and...