We are better dancers when we are armed with knowledge. We need to understand our 206 bones (alignment), our muscles (strength v. flexiblity), our joints, our ligaments and our weaknesses. If we know our bodies, then we are better prepared to head into class to control all of those moving parts. Today, we examine our joints.
First, ask yourself:
1. What is always sore after you're finished dancing?
2. What feels tight?
3. What do you feel you need to pop or bang on?
4. Where do you feel like you get stuck?
Now, let us dive into dancer anatomy to try to uncover some of your mysterious aches, pains or challenges.
Photo by: Matthew Fang