Former American Ballet Theatre soloist Anna Liceica has been judging the Youth America Grand Prix since 2007. "Once in a while, we see someone who tries to do too many turns without good form or musicality," she says. "We don't encourage it, and that dancer does not place high.
My daughter’s dance teacher said that she is “Hypermobile”…what is this, and what does it mean for her as a dancer?
Around each of our joints are strong ligaments that help hold our bones together. In some people these ligaments are very tight, while in others they are quite stretchy. If a person has very stretchy or “lax” ligaments we call this “hypermobility”.
Are you experiencing constant pain in your back when you are dancing? Are you not balancing as well as you used to?
Maybe the problem is that your spine is out of alignment or your pelvis is not level. The body’s foundation is formed by the pelvic girdle. When this bony structure consisting of hip bones and the lower bones of the back is level, there will be maximum balance and stability in the spinal column.