Many college dance students don't have plans to take class over the winter break because they feel they need a rest or they are nursing an injury. Rest is a valid reason to take it easy however there's a lot to be said for taking the time off from a university dance rigor to cross-train and build endurance and strength. Philadelphia Dance has some great suggestions and things to consider about cross-training for dancers:
Enjoy and keep moving!
~Rachel Bruce Johnson, 2016
Ari Christopher of Tulsa Modern Movement, 2016, PC: Nathan Harmon
photo by Nathan Harmon; dancers: Jessica Vokoun & Rachel Bruce Johnson.
PC: Jeanne S. Mam-Luft
It is a simple philosophy here at THE BELL HOUSE; make connections by bringing people together through dance. Art that seeks to defy a fractured view of the world by creating culture that cares for the soul and is concerned with human thriving. For me, it isn’t enough to just make dance for dance’s sake; it is my belief that it is the connective power of people that makes art worth engaging. We do that by taking our interests and talents and challenging the ways we connect them to something tangible in the human experience. It is through these connections and tangibilities that we see the true power of art and dance manifest back to relationships with and through people. In my view, what matters is people; the time and space of making work refract and overlap revealing and creating new possibilities for human connection.