Bryant's Dance Medicine and Science

Report from the Field: The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 24th Annual Meeting

by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Greetings, Dance Community! I am pleased to share news from the field acquired at the 24th Annual Meeting of the *International Association of Dance Medicine and Science held […]

Bryant's Dance Medicine and Science

Balancing the Imbalances – Muscles, Memory and Motion

  photo: pilatespatio.BlogSpot.com by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal It’s an important relationship – the one that exists between your agonists (the muscles responsible for a specific movement) and antagonists (the muscles that oppose that same movement).  […]

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Rest and Recovery for the Dancer-Athlete

photo:  cafepress.com by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Most high-level athletes know that adequate rest after performance is essential to recovery and regeneration.  However, many still overtrain or feel guilty when they take the […]

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Conditioning and Cross-training For Dancers

  Photo: jillfit.com by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Besides helping you nail more athletic choreography, cross-training can help reduce fatigue and injuries while improving the muscular shape of your body. {2} The idea of […]