Active Recovery And Why We See Bikes on the Sidelines

  Dance. Rest. Pain. Repeat. Ever wonder why they keep stationary bikes on the sidelines of professional sports like basketball and football? To keep warmed-up, right? Correct. But also to keep that burning lactic acid from building up in muscles, to keep muscles from stiffening up, prepping the nervous system for “flight” or “fight” (or [...]

Selecting Your Right Dance Gear: Shoes

We asked a cobbler, former professional dancer and current “Chicago-style” Stepper, Hatshepsut Pakeman Symister, what she recommends when choosing the right shoes to get you through many nights of dancing without overloading or injuring your feet and knees. Schedule monthly shoe physicals. Rip out your old insole and replace it with a memory foam insole. [...]