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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 KouturesPre-dance jitters and butterflies in the stomach are a common occurrence before a big show.

Broadway powerhouse Megan Hilty will bring smashing vocals to Costa Mesa

Broadway star Megan Hilty will kick off the Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series on Nov. 14-16.

Local Experts: How to use mental visualization to enhance performance [dancers]

Local Experts: How to use mental visualization to enhance performance [dancers]@competesportspr #dancers #mentalvisualization #dancetips

Q: As a dancer, how can I strengthen my core?

By Dr. Chris Koutures, Backstage SoCal contributing expertThere are a few certainties in the dance world. Legs...

Punk rock hot sauce teams up with OC brew

Gringo Bandito hot sauce teams up with Noble Ale Works for a one-night-only event in Anaheim on Oct. 8.

7 must-dos at Meet On Beach

The 21-mile long beach party Meet On Beach is going down on the historic corridor Beach Boulevard on Nov. 17. From La...

Ask the Experts: As a dancer, how can I help the flexibility in my...

Chris Phillips, an Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Safety Specialist, provides tips on how to improve ankle mobility.

Ask the Experts: Sleep better, dance better

By Dr. Chris KouturesFor all of us, sleep is an important part of maintaining optimum health. For dancers...

Ask the Experts: 10 Tips to Reduce Dance Injuries

Anaheim Hills pediatric and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Koutures provides 10 tips to reduce injuries for dancers and other athletes.

Review: Matt Hartke, JD & the Straight Shot and Matt Costa at The Troubadour,...

Matt Hartke, JD & the Straight Shot, and Matt Costa — three of SiriusXM’s iconic sound performed the Troubadour in Los Angeles on July 25 as a part of their live tour, which ends on July 28 at the San Diego Music Box.

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