Here’s a quick 3 minute clip on a hip flexor bounce… and you’ll get to see my pup, too!
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Dancers are always concerned with maintaining or increasing the flexibility in their muscles. To really understand how muscles become more flexible we need to understand how to change the fascia that connect to the muscles. Most dancers know that fascia, which is the dense connective tissue that surrounds the 200+ bones and the 600+ muscles […]
The secret of CHANGE is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates We are at that familiar time where many of us are reflecting upon the past year and pondering how we’d like 2019 to be. It started me thinking about how quickly can change really happen? […]
I came across a clip I took of a dancer sucking in her abdominals to bring herself into alignment and thought it might be interesting to talk about what’s really happening when she does this… Let’s watch a couple for a couple of rounds. Let’s dissect what’s happening as she does this. It is a […]
“What suggestions do you have to help dancers get their shoulder blades to lie flat on their back?” Felicia Okey dokey! Let’s first talk about the anatomy of the shoulder girdle so it will make sense. It really is important to get those shoulder blades lying flat on the back so they can support the […]
I have a student who is stretching every time I see her. Always! She has a teacher who wants her to have a penché of 180 degrees, which is difficult because she has tight hamstrings, even though we’ve been working on stretching them. She says she is in a lot of pain and I’ve asked […]
[quote]Can you clarify the function of the inner thigh in standing and in extensions? There are many teachers who instruct students to use the inner thighs to “feel” turn out, but I cannot see how the adductors assist in turn out. One teacher has said to “press the heels into the ground in fifth position […]
Knees aren’t aligned [quote style=”boxed”]I have a 13 year old student who has the types of knees that even when facing forward parallel, are not aligned with the foot. They are facing inward. We have been very careful about alignment, but she attended an intensive this past summer and injured one of her knees and […]
This is a 21 minute clip – be patient – it may take a moment to load! Enjoy! Deborah
I recently returned from TCU where I had all the freshman dance majors in a course called “The Working Body”. And work they did… meeting every day for multiple hours a day, exploring how to bring anatomical knowledge into their technique and dancing. They were wonderful – and I will miss this very special group! […]