Most ballet dancers are no stranger to anxiety. They are more likely to see a psychologist because of anxiety than anything else. Dancers feel more anxious when they are taking on new roles. They wonder how they will be received at an audition. This anxiety can...

Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute playing in the background during a massage, to tuning out the world with your headphones during a grueling commute on public transit. With hectic schedules, busy families, financial pressures, and...

While it's not hard to imagine our favorite ballerinas on stage for our favorite ballets, it can be a true challenge to imagine yourself in that situation. To add insult to the injury of our insecurities during class, this new virtual class era allows you...

There is an unhealthy link between dance and perfectionism. Once seen as a positive trait, researchers are now finding perfectionism to be dangerous and linked to a long list of mental health issues. Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill’s recent study, which compares perfectionism across generations,...

When you move, you feel good; it’s common knowledge. And everyone knows dancing is good for you and has positive effects on our physical wellbeing. But how about our mental health? Can dance improve our mental wellbeing? Let's look into the positive correlation between dance,...