Ballet Dancing and Foot Injuries
Most stress fractures are caused from overuse or overworking of those specific body parts. Stress fractures can occur in any bone of the foot, ankle, knee, hip or spine. The base of the second metatarsal is the most common place for ballet dancers to get stress fractures. Stress fractures won’t normally show up on an X ray, but will normally be picked up with a MRI or bone scan. The symptoms of stress fractures can include pain, tenderness and soreness in the middle of the foot or feet.Ballet Dancing and Stone Bruise
Stone bruise are sore spots on the bottom of the feet. Stone bruise affects mainly the balls of the feet and can be quite painful, whether you are a ballet dancer or not. The condition feels as if there is a stone in the shoe pressing painfully on the ball of the foot, hence the name of this ailment, stone bruise.How Popular Are Dance Sneakers?
What exactly are dance sneakers? With so many types of dance out there it seems inevitable that eventually street dance would become one of the most popular and with it the onset of dance sneakers. These sneakers have now started to become more acceptable in ballroom and jazz dancing alike and add a good sense of individuality to a dancer as well as providing strength and support.Two Left Feet Syndrome
Do you have two left feet? Most of my students do. Or at least that’s what they tell me on the phone before scheduling their first lesson. I have yet to meet someone with two right feet!Be Reasonable – Good and Bad Reasons For Dancing
Learning to dance can mean different things to different people. Some of us want to impress, others want to save their relationships… I have even had students who started to dance out of sheer boredom, and continued because they’ve found new friends in dance class. There can be about as many reasons for dancing as there are people in any given dance class! So what’s a good reason to learn, and what reason is no reason at all?