Dance

A Finer Pointe: Visualizing the ankle’s response to ballet’s toughest task

The use of detailed orthopedic imaging to examine dancers’ ankles while in the en pointe position offers insight into the biomechanical demands associated with a position that, although highly unnatural, is nevertheless essential to a ballerina’s performance.
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Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad (Triad) refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density, which may have clinical manifestations including eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. With proper nutrition, these same relationships promote robust health.  This can be an issue for both sport athletes and performing artists, especially dancers.

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2007/10000/The_Female_Athlete_Triad.26.aspx

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AATA Ambassador – Amy Yakima

Biography
Amy Yakima is one of the most popular and accomplished dancers in the United States. She started her training at age 3 at Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, MI. At age 11, she scored the coveted role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettesin Detroit, Michigan and New York City. After graduating high school in Northville, Michigan, Amy attended Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship for 1 year in New York City, then toured …

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Rehab and the Rockettes: Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts Setting

From the NATA News magazine:
"Rehab and the Rockettes: Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts Setting"
as posted November 11, 2014

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Land Like a Dancer

Watch this video recommended by one of our readers.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Sleep

VDC sleep from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings health and wellness to their dancers! In this segment, dance professionals Alex Little and Whitney Bezzant talk about dancers can improve the quality and quantity of sleep, with help from friends Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Performance

VDC performance from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings you another health and wellness segment to help keep their dancers happy and healthy. In this video, professional dancers Kathryn McCormick, Jennifer Hamilton, Sarah Draugelis, Alex Little, and Whitney Bezzant talk about how to improve performance, with a little help from Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Nutrition

VDC nutrition from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention presents health and wellness for dancers. In this segment, Kathryn McCormick and Whitney Bezzant discuss the importance of good nutrition for dancers of all ages, with a little help from Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley.

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