The Royal Ballet School Healthy Dancer Programme

  • On June 12, 2019
As one of the world’s greatest centres of excellence for classical ballet training, The Royal Ballet School is committed to creating healthy, strong and resilient young dancers. Through their world-class Healthy Dancer Programme they invest in the long-term health of their students, enhancing performance through on-site healthcare support and research, empowering dancers to learn to […]
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What is Dance Medicine? | British Journal of Sports Medicine

  • On September 17, 2018
Traditionally dance medicine has been somewhat the poor relation of sports medicine. Why is this the case? There is no doubt that dancers, of whatever genre, require the physical and psychological attributes of athletes. However, dance involves an additional artistic component where ultimately performance on stage is judged not according to a score card as […]
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Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers

  • On August 1, 2018
Could new science and high-tech training protect dancers from the injuries that end so many of their careers far too early? At the Royal Opera House in London, home of the Royal Ballet, art is fusing with science to revolutionise the way dancers prepare. In the glass-panelled healthcare suite, ballerinas are standing on high-tech force platforms which […]
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