The Healthy Dancer
The Healthy Dancer – ABT Guidelines for Dancer Health was published to set the precedent for scientific and artistic cooperation in the dance world. This manual is the collective work of the Medical Advisory Board – a group of medical professionals from the fields of sports medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, and orthopedics – and the ABT Artistic Advisors who created the ABT National Training Curriculum. The first of its kind, The Healthy Dancer is a testament to the necessity of scientific and artistic collaboration.
This manual enables ABT to share the best practices of healthy dance training with parents, students, and teachers around the world by addressing the needs of young dancers both pre-professional and recreational. While focused primarily on ballet training, the advice in the manual is applicable to all types of dancers and athletes.