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5 Footcare Tips for Dancing Divas

Do you know we have 52 bones in feet? Do you know how nice are dancer’s feet? Okay, I think I should stop with sarcasm before you kill me! It is no doubt that dancers are not very proud of their feet. Performing on regular basis leave out the ...

Gym Workout and Exercises for Male Dancers

Although it seems easy but frankly dancing is a very tedious job. People often misconstrue dance to be just the ability to move, be flexible and nothing more but only a professional dancer knows the number of things that go into making them the way ...

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Sore Muscles

A dancer is someone who constantly strives to use his or her body in every possible way to get something unique out of it each day. They practice, practice and practice, sometimes rehearsing for a new sequence, other times pushing their bodies to ...

How can dancers increase their flexibility

Dance, is the closest thing to magic. The world stops when you hear the music play. Magic, is in the way your body moves one-one-one and then all at once to a single beat. Dance is much more than just moving your body to a few beats, it is about the ...

Let us Dance to Health

Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that's actually fun. You can dance in a group, with a partner, or on your own. There are lots of different places where you can enjoy dancing, for example, at dance schools, social ...

Right Nutrition for Dancers

​Given the busy schedule of dancers and the amount of energy they require to perform their best day in and day out, dancers should be well fueled with right nutrients. Constant training, rehearsals and performances puts heavy toll on a dancer’s ...

Understanding and Treating Shin Splints

​“If you are experiencing pain along the large bone in the front of your lower leg, you have developed shin splints”

Foot and Ankle Injuries in Dancers

In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. --Alice Abrams Be it a ballet dancer, a contemporary dancer or a classical dancer - though their faces may mesmerize the audience with captivating expressions and their bodies may ...

Spinal Cord Injury in Dancers

It is every dancer’s responsibility to take care of their bodies. After all the hardship a body goes through for that one perfect pirouette or that elegant arabesque, we owe it that much. Each time a dancer falls (literally) they get back right up ...

Breathing Exercises for Dancers

Breathing is a way of life, something that’s effortless and natural, but knowing how to breathe properly is crucial for all dancers as we discussed in our previous post "Importance of Breathing in Dance".

10 Important Warm up Exercises for every Dancer

Warm up is the key to unlock tight muscles. In our previous post Importance of warm up and cool down in dance, we explained why warming up before dancing is so important for our body. It not only makes our body flexible but also keeps away ...

Importance of Breathing in Dance

"Breathe in....Breathe Out" How often have we heard our instructors repeating this during a dance warm up? We listen, but do we really understand? We all have at some point heard from our teachers -"Grow tall"," Expand", "Cover the stage", " Lift ...

Importance of Warm Up and Cool Down in Dance

As the word suggests “warm-up”, means getting warmed up i.e. increasing the body's temperature. Warm up for dancing is as important as food for living. Without a proper warm-up, you can dance but you cannot actually dance because your body is ...

13 Invaluable Tips To Prevent Common Dance ...

Every dancer faces some kind of injury during his/her dance journey. The Dance Bible aims to promote healthy dancing and after our first guest post, today we are going to look at some of the most common dance injuries and simple ways to prevent ...

An Introduction to Anatomy for Dancers: A Guest ...

Today we are honored to invite a very special guest on 'The Dance Bible', someone who has inspired many to dance 'healthier'. Her blog has been a constant guide and go to place for many dancers, whenever in doubt. Please grant a very warm welcome to ...