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Play examines the topic of consent in ‘Actually’

The Wayward Artist theater company will present the drama production "Actually" for a six-performance run at the Grand Central Arts Center in...

Rest Is Best: How Sleep and Taking Time Off Improves Athleticism

When tired and choosing between sleep, an extra class, or even an extra recovery session, it is best to choose the extra time for sleep.

Ask the Experts: How to Find Work-At-Home Opportunities in Entertainment

Contributed article from Jason Lewis When COVID-19 and social distancing became the norm, people stopped going to movie theaters,...

Athletes & Dancers: How to Eat, Drink & Still Be Healthy Over the Holidays

Ask for the Experts: How to stay fit and healthy during the holidays

Dancers: How to Improve Ankle Mobility and Performance

How to improve ankle mobility and stability for dancers and athletes.
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Active Fun Around Orange County: A Newcomer’s Guide

Things to do throughout Orange County to stay fit and explore.
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Dancers: How to Make a Comeback After Covid

For dancers, the time away from practice, strength training and performances is the biggest downside of exposure to Covid. Here's how to get back to it.
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What to do after a dance injury?

Professional advice for dancers suffering from a major or minor dance injury.

Growth Spurts in Lockdown: Is Your Young Dancer Getting Taller?

Is Your Teenage Dancer Getting Taller?

Don’t Lose Your Step: Tips For Dancers to Stay in Shape in Isolation

Tips for keeping your body in shape and dance ready while at home - even without the studio or gym.

When the Curtain Rises – Returning to Dance in the COVID World

When the studios reopen and classes resume, dancers envision parading across the floor in the company of peers and wowing audiences hungry...

Dancers: Social Distancing and Home Isolation – Now What?

Now that essential social distancing/home isolation needs have replaced all the practices, rehearsals, performances, and competitions, what can dancers and performers do?

Athlete Eating Disorder: How to identify and get help

Eating disorders are one of the biggest risks faced by dancers, particularly women. The focus on size, shape and weight can put...

How to Heal Bone Stress Injuries in Dancers & Athletes

Bone stress injuries, especially in dance, can be stressful. They can be hard to understand, hard to suspect, and have unpredictable healing...

Jitters vs. Depression: How to recognize the difference

By Dr. Chris Koutures Pre-dance jitters and butterflies in the stomach are a common occurrence before a big show.

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