Suppressing flutters of excitement, the ballet dancer holds her position at the barre before sinking gently back to the floor. She's dreamed about this for years. As she rises again, the studio light catches sparkles of grey in her perfect ballet bun.
Dancers are athletes, and all athletes need to be kind to their bodies during time off. This means keeping up a level of fitness that will allow you to pick up where you left off once you return to training, but it also means taking advantage of the time to recuperate.
Every dancer is constantly striving to improve their flexibility. In today’s world of social media and competitions, flexibility is being pushed to its limits further than it has been in the past. How much is enough flexibility? How much is too much? Is there a way to achieve extraordinary range safely?