A&A BALLET

HEALTHY DANCER PROGRAM

Developed by a team of experts in Dance Medicine including a Sports Medicine physician, physical therapist and psychologist along with input from former professional dancers, this program's mission is to provide the pre-professional and conservatory dancer with the tools needed to maintain health and wellness as they transition to the next phase in their careers.

 

The program includes a weekly conditioning/injury prevention class that focuses on functional dance movements designed to address commonly seen imbalances found amongst dancers. By correcting imbalances, dancers will decrease risk of injury and find better success in the studio. 

 

Ongoing surveillance of the dancers through a weekly studio visit to evaluate aches and pains will help to identify issues early on and make corrections before they become actual injuries.

 

In addition, the program will provide regularly scheduled seminars on topics related to dancer health and wellness. Topics include:

 

  • Anatomy for dancers

  • Ways to cross train safely

  • Smart recovery techniques

  • Avoiding overtraining and burnout

  • Nutrition for dancers - healthy snacks, recovery nutrition and cooking demonstrations

  • The importance of hydration

  • Sleep to recover

  • Surviving summer intensives injury-free

  • Tackling performance anxiety

  • Balancing dance and school

A&A BALLET 

American Rhythm Center

410 S. Michigan Avenue, 3rd FL

Chicago, IL 60605

Tel 312-545-2142 

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