Why should Dancers study Anatomy?

Why should Dancers study Anatomy?

Interestingly, many dancers use their bodies their entire career without really knowing anything about them. There are many reasons why learning anatomy may benefit a dancer. Most importantly for dance teachers. For instance, if a dancer is experiencing pain due to improper alignment or body positioning, understanding anatomy may enable the dancer to make the proper adjustments that may alleviate the strain. In the event of an injury, a dancer may be able to communicate more effectively about the nature of their pain, which in turn will support them on their way to recovery. Furthermore, a deep understanding of anatomy […]

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