Advice for Dancers
Food allergies are a serious concern, and there are dancers and ballerinas out there with unpredictable reactions to foods. Dance moms and teachers need to be aware of allergies, reactions and what to do in a situation should a dancer begin to react to food.
We spoke with Nancy Giles of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) about how to keep our dancers safe and healthy!
Photo: Fooducate.com and Blisstree.com
Something happens in dance class: you tweak something, you landed a little funny, you felt something... odd.
Our first reaction - after looking at the injured or "funny feeling" area - is to grab an ice pack. What is happening when we ice an injury? Is ice helping or hurting us? What process does ice go through? Let's discuss ICE!
As dancers, we demand a lot of our bodies, our minds and our emotions. From dancing all day and night, to thinking about dancing all day and night, we are constantly processing difficult information of a physically demanding world.
We must take the time to care for ourselves.