In reflecting on The New York Times piece, “What Is a Ballet Body?” I was compelled to share some takeaways. After all, I run a program called The Dancers’ Best Body Program. Something I strive to make very clear is
This Ideal Height & Weight Chart is for Aspiring and Professional Dancers and applies to anyone who wishes to dance. I recently gave my group coaching clients in The Dancers’ Best Body Program some unconventional advice when it comes to
Ballet Broke Me But I’ll Still Let My Daughter Dance…Here’s Why ***This post may be triggering to those who have struggled with disordered eating or negative body image. Do not read further if you’re struggling. Seek help.*** The problems. This
This question comes up a lot among dancers – whether you’re already dancing professionally or working towards that end, you’re not alone in your desire for guidelines. After all, you’re still expected to list your weight on your professional resume. Although, I sort of think this practice should be banned. It’s definitely not helping anyone.
Intuitive Eating and Performance-Focused Eating They can coexist. When it comes to food, there’s always something buzzy or popular going around. Oftentimes, the food suggestions you’ll find are about eating less or dieting in some way. Intuitive eating is not
Nutrition for Dancers is an important topic but you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition to reach your personal best body. Hopefully you find that reassuring.
A chat with Artistic Director Caitlin Elledge of X Contemporary Dance Caitlin Elledge started X Contemporary Dance after struggling through her professional pursuits in ballet. The dance world tore her down but she got back up in a big way.
Don’t let an inanimate object like a scale tear you down… 1. It’s not accurate If you step on the scale at your doctor’s office, then the one in your bathroom at home, and finally the one at your gym
When you’re told a casting decision was made based on weight…it happens. Unfortunately, all too often. So how do you respond? What should you think about? Casting and Weight: It shouldn’t happen. Or if it does, it really shouldn’t be
Guest post by Annelise Bryan Author of The New Rules of Cross Training for Dancers Writing “The New Rules of Cross Training for Dancers” was a project that was very close to my heart. When I was dancing in college,