Dance Trends: The Potential Harms of Tricks and Hypermobility for Youth in Dance
Hosted by: Leslie Scott-YPAD Founder and Special Guests, Kate Fox Collie & Dr. Steven Karageanes - Injury Prevention Specialists and YPAD Advisory Panel Members
With the rise of hypermobility and tricks being awarded and glorified at dance competitions and on multiple media platforms, the potential for short and long term injuries and chronic pain for youth in dance becomes a reality. More and more young dancers are turning to unhealthy and sometimes dangerous social media videos that offer promises of quick and easy flexibility and learning dance “tricks” with little to no safety guidelines. This webinar will discuss protocols that can help protect and prevent injury and also identify what movement is possibly damaging young dancers and why. We will also offer resources with evidence based research regarding the impact of these trends. There will be a Q&A at the end of the webinar.