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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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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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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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.
VDC injury prevention from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.
Velocity Dance Convention brings another health and wellness segment to their dancers! This segment focuses on preventing injuries through proper technique and training. Listen as Velocity Pro Faculty Jennifer Hamilton and Chessa Celaya demonstrate common technique errors and demonstrate ways to keep dancing healthy and strong. Autumn Miller and Shawn O’Malley stop by to help out.
From the abstract “Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives” by Dr. Jeffrey A. Russell of Ohio University:
“Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated physical capacities are required to perform at a high level. The standard complement of athletic attributes – muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic energy utilization, speed, agility, coordination, motor control, and psychological readiness – all are essential to dance performance. In dance, as in any athletic activity, injuries are prevalent. This paper presents …