5 Tips To Try This Winter
At Nan’s School of Dance, we believe that taking care of your body should be a top priority…from head to toe! A dancer’s feet can be one of the most troublesome areas because dancers use different foot muscles in order to execute complicated moves and improve their balance. To prevent injuries and other problems, a dancer must take good care of their feet. Here are five tips to help take care of your feet this winter dance season.
Wear The Right Fitting Shoe
Wearing a shoe that fits correctly can make all the difference in the world. If the shoes are too tight or too small this can cause blisters and other problems. If your shoes are too big, this will make it difficult to dance and execute the right movements, which could lead to injuries.
Soak Your Feet
There really is nothing better than soaking your feet in a warm epsom salt bath at the end of a long day of dance. Soaking your feet for 15 minutes will help ease any aches and pains and help your muscles to relax. You may also find that your feet are nice and soft after your soak, which will be a nice bonus!
Take Care of Your Toes
A dancer should pay extra attention to their toes and make sure they are keeping their toenails trimmed. Give yourself a pedicure and treat your toes to a little grooming. Make sure you cut your nails straight across and do not let them get too long. The last thing you want is to get an ingrown toenail: those can be very painful.
Use Proper First Aid to Treat Ouchies
Even if your shoes fit correctly, you can still end up with blisters. It’s important to care for any blisters correctly. Use antibacterial cream to prevent infection and cover with a bandage. You will also want to switch to different shoes so that your foot has time to heal.
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Why Nan’s School of Dance?
At Nan’s School of Dance, our goal is to provide top-quality instruction at a competitive price. We encourage our students to reach technical proficiency in their favorite dance form and build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. We offer instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, and Pre-Dance, at all levels.
We love having new members in our dance classes and will help get your child acclimated to our dance school to make them feel right at home. When your child attends Nan’s School of Dance, they will become a part of our dance family and share in our love for dance!
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