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D is for Dancers – the vitamin, that is!

  *Graphic: precisionnutrition.com by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal When thinking about dancers and the nutrition/injury prevention link, it is interesting consider some of the information available on Vitamin D deficiency and its effects […]

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Plie’s, Popping and Power!

by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Demi-plie´ Maximal knee flexion reached by knees before heels rise The proper mechanics of a demi-plie´ Closely associated with the body’s dynamic alignment, the first position demi-plié in […]

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Dancers as Athletes

By Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal The very quotable quote, “Dancers are the athletes of God”, is often used in the dance community to describe the mix of athleticism and spirituality with which dancers dance.  The […]