This week I had the pleasure of serving as a guest teaching artist in the Department of Theater and Dance at UT Austin. Thank you so much to Andrea Beckham for bringing me in! I talked about injury prevention and common dance specific injuries. We spent the 2nd day doing a mini functional dance screen so the dancers could see how they measure up in terms of flexibility, strength, and balance. It allowed them to pinpoint some areas they need to work on in order to dance longer and stronger.
These freshmen students were amazing. They asked great questions and really seemed to be interested by the nutrition component of the lectures. I was also impressed by the handful of dancers who are aspiring physical therapists. Yay!
Have a great semester dancers!