About Me

Talking About Performing Arts Techniques

Hi everyone, I’m Holly Garcia. Welcome to my site about performing arts. As a mixed media artist, I am always trying to find new ways to showcase my works. I began by placing my items in local galleries for public display. The gallery nights tend to attract the same group of individuals time after time, however. To branch out, I decided to work performing arts into my displays. I want to use this site to explore the various ways you can draw in huge crowds to your artist exhibits using performing arts. I will discuss the methods I currently use and continually develop. Please visit again soon.

Talking About Performing Arts Techniques

Need to Keep Moving But Your Knees Are Stopping You? 3 Types of Dance Lessons That Can Help

by Eeli Leinonen

Trying to remain active and exercise when you have any type of pain in your knees is tough. Push-ups, sit-ups, and any type of aerobic activity can strain or put excess pressure on the joints to cause more pain. However, it is possible to find dance lessons in your town that have an instructor who understands ways to allow you to participate and stay active that will strengthen the muscles around the knees so you can slowly build up to more energetic activities. Here are a few types of classes to consider when looking for lessons.

Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is a good option for anyone with knee pain as it does not involve any jumping or high-impact motions. You will move the hips, center, and upper body, while simply stepping with your feet. While it will take time to learn to isolate the different body parts, if you start off slowly and pay attention to the instructor it won't be long before you are gracefully dancing across the room without feeling extra pain in your knees.

Ballroom Dancing

Although you won't be able to do any of the leaps, jumps, or lifts, ballroom dancing can be gentle enough to allow you to exercise and build some of the strength up in your knees. Glide and step lightly, being careful to avoid twisting the knee. A good instructor can help you move gracefully and softly with your partner. As you build up strength and stamina you will be able to do some of the more intricate movements without further damaging your knees.

Modern Dancing

While some of the more modern dances involve jumping and twisting, you can make adjustments to allow you to participate in the dance lessons without causing pain. Instead of jumping, step gently, and step from side to side instead of hopping. Talk with your instructor about other adjustments to what is being taught so you can go through the entire routine while keeping it low-impact.

Of course, it is important that you talk with your doctor before becoming involved in any dance lessons. You also need to explain the situation to the instructors so they can work out ways to help you. You may need to go to the studio before the lessons start to learn the different moves you will do to keep up with the class as they do more extreme movements. Start slowly and be sure to stop doing any movement that causes pain. It might take some extra work on your part, but eventually you will find that you can stay up with the class and become a good dancer, even though you have knee problems.

Share