Health & Wellness

Healthy Dancer Conference featuring Nefeli Tsiouti / Photo by Ynot; Rhonda Roberts Smid / Photo by Denise Militzer
Healthy Dancer Canada

Healthy Dancer Canada 10th Anniversary Conference

Conference | Colloque

Toronto ON
September 28-30 septembre 2018

Healthy Dancer

Best Foot Forward

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

In the November/December 2017 issue of The Dance Current Dr. Blessyl Buan offers an article about prevent foot injury and pain – “Put Your Best Foot Forward.” The following are her accompanying tips for dancers.

Photo courtesy of Ng
Dancer's Kitchen

Yvonne's Breakfast

By Yvonne Ng

Purple rice and mango salad

Healthy Dancer Canada Annual Conference

Science to Studio to Stage

Conference | Colloque

Calgary AB
November 10-12 novembre 2017

Emma's Brunch Bean Patty
Dancer's Kitchen

Emma's Brunch Bean Patty

The Dance Current’s new interim editor, Emma Doran, shares a delicious, lovingly borrowed breakfast recipe

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. See the full recipe at Feeling-Foody.com
Dancer's Kitchen

Kallee's Dressing Trio

By Kallee Lins

Dressings and sauces help create healthy and delicious meals

Greta Hodgkinson Photo by Karolina Kuras
Dancer's Kitchen

Greta's Slow-Cooked Lasagna

During the postpartum period, Greta Hodgkinson, who is celebrating her twentieth year as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, focuses on getting enough food and nutrition while breastfeeding and returning to training.

Courtesy of Paul Chambers
Dancer's Kitchen

Dancing with Goats

Former dancers Craig Sanok and Paul Chambers now run their own goat dairy, Dancing Goats.

Snacks: A banana, chocolate and a cookie
Dancer's Kitchen

Snacking in the Wings

Three dancers from Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada share what they eat before stepping onstage

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First National Symposium for Dance and Well-Being

The first national symposium for dance and well-being took place November 4-5, 2016, in Toronto at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). It was hosted by the National Centre for Dance Therapy, a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

Gift Pack

Win a Gift Pack

Contest is now closed

Enter for your chance to win a gift pack with a fun selection of items including a Washdolly, Freshify foot spray, Simply Color’s dance-inspired adult colouring book and more!


Supporting Health in Dance

The focus of the weekend event was on safe and healthy dance education. Topics ranged from dance in the curriculum for school children to teaching ballroom dance to elderly people.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Michael Caldwell

Michael Caldwell, choreographer, dancer and artistic producer of Fall for Dance North in Toronto.


Dancing Parkinson's YYC

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
September 13-13 décembre 2016
Tues. 12:45-1:45 & 2:00-3:00 | 12:45-13:45 & 14:00-15:00

Dancer's Kitchen

Stephanie's Bite-Size Veggie Quiches

A speedy snack and savoury hosting treat for potlucks and parties


Life Phenomenology: Movement, Affect & Language

Last month, 100 scholars from as far away as Norway, New Zealand and Japan gathered together at the University of Ottawa for the thirty-fifth annual International Human Science Research Conference.

Dancer's Kitchen

Alex's Maple Quinoa

Dancers need meals that are clean, easy to digest and provide enough calories to keep them energized. This maple quinoa, from Alex Tam of Aeriosa Dance Society, an aerial dance company based in Vancouver, is a power meal with the flavour of maple and bitter chocolate. Vegan, highly alkaline and magnesium rich, it can be enjoyed before or after a high intensity workout, even one eighty feet in the air.

Dance Meets Pilates

Katie Ewald of Kinetic Pilates and Rehabilitation marries scientific knowledge with her dance background to work towards rehabilitation.

Healthy Dancer

Strength and Flexibility: Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

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