Entries by deborah

Peroneal Tear

Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day! Hi! I’m a musical theatre major at Texas State Univ. I’m 19 years old and have been dancing for about 2 years, ever since I decided to major in Musical Theatre. I’ve taken mostly ballet, with a few jazz courses here and there. I’m still somewhat of a […]

Abdominal Strength

Dancing Smart Newsletter February 1, 2008 Greetings! I hope 2008 has gotten off to a fabulous start! Question of the week… I have a question about abdominal strength. The studio I teach at recently had several students from another studio move to our studio. It’s very apparent that the training they have been receiving at […]

Knee Pop and Long Leg!

Greetings! After reading your letter about the popping hip, I was wondering if you could shed some light on a problem that I have been having. I have been having a popping sensation at the back of the knee. After x-rays and an MRI, I visited an orthopedic that told me that “he doesn’t know […]

Are My Knees Straight?

Greetings! Using a blog for the newsletter has gotten thumbs up! Thanks to all who emailed or posted a comment. Let’s go right to the question of the week! My ballet teacher told me I sometimes don’t straighten my legs in élevé as much as I should. She said I needed to tighten my quad […]

Snapping Hip Syndrome

Welcome to Teaching Smart! This blog will house the Dancing Smart Newsletter and gives you the opportunity to add your helpful suggestions at the end of the post. Hopefully, posting the newsletter in this format will decrease the newsletters that get caught by spam filters and create more active dialogue between us. I’m always open […]