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Year of the Arts - Dance Injury Prevention Series

Nationwide Children's Hospital

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In conjunction with the City of Westerville’s 2013: Year of the Arts celebration, the Performing Arts Medicine Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine is hosting a Dance Injury Prevention Series for dancers of all genres, ages 10-20. This series of exercise-based sessions is designed to correct muscular imbalances or improper mechanics that contribute to injuries that commonly affect dancers while educating participants in proper strengthening and injury prevention techniques. Dancers should come dressed to exercise and should wear athletic shoes. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm each night
Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center
584 County Line Road West, Westerville, OH 43082

Sept. 6 Proper warm-up and stretching for class, performances, and exercising
Sept. 19 The core: more than just “abs”
Sept. 30 Strengthening the knees, feet, and ankles for dancers
Oct. 16 The hips, pelvis, and low back: How to get them stronger and how to use them correctly?
Oct. 28 Strengthening the arms, shoulders, and upper back
Nov. 13 Proprioception: Why is it harder to balance with my eyes closed?

For more information,click this link or call Kerry Waple, MEd, ATC, CSCS at (614) 355-6013.
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