I did not get promoted to pointe… Now what? (Studio Template) Download .pdf here Due to the overwhelming reports of hurt feelings, decreased self-esteem, depression, dieting, body shame, anger, etc. regarding not being put en pointe, we worked with a few studio owners and created this template. How this moment in a child’s dance…Details
Resource Paper: When Can I Start Pointe Work? – International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Guidelines for Initiating Pointe Training (Reprinted from the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 13, Number 3, 2009, pages 90-92.) Abstract The initiation of pointe training for dance students should be determined after careful evaluation of a number of factors. These include: the dance student’s stage of physical development; the quality of her (or…Details
Natalie Catalino, photo by Steven Karageanes In dance, there’s little argument that the perfect music with the perfect steps can be transcendent. But too much of a good thing can be harmful. In this case, the music. Did you know that music may be damaging your hearing without your realizing it? Manufacturing, military and…Details
Illustration by Emily Giacalone for Pointe By:Candice Thompson It’s a familiar sight on Instagram: A dancer lounges casually in an oversplit, drinking her morning coffee. One foot is propped up on blocks (or even a chair) as her legs split well beyond 180 degrees. In recent years, extreme flexibility has become the new normal,…Details
This article was initially written by Athletes and the Arts for Musicians. However, everything applies to dancers who dance to loud music on a consistent basis. View a one-page summary (PDF) on Musicians and Hearing Loss. • 50% of musicians may have problems with hearing loss. • Listening to music, live or recorded, in performance…Details
And the Dance Goes On: Psychological Impact of Injury – By Lynda M. Mainwaring, Ph.D., Donna Krasnow, M.S., Gretchen Kerr, Ph.D.
This review provides a glimpse into the dancer’s psychological reaction to physical injury. Based on the current evidence, dancers’ reactions to injury involve initial negative affects that may become more positive as the injury heals. Dancers with chronic or overuse injuries are more likely to ignore the injury, sometimes to the point of more…Details