How to do the time warp dance

Preview – Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show) –[Multimedia-English videos]

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Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
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Crazy is the word here. This song is a fragment from a famous musical (made also into a movie) called Rocky Humour Picture Show. It's cool, weird, wild, and funny. This song got very famous and there is also a more modern pop version of it. The dance was a success in Britain and got popular for parties, birthdays, wedding and all sorts of celebrations and it is still popular today there. Go to links to see the pop version and learn how to dance it.

Damian's Time Warp.

The lyrics for the pop version change a little bit, here they are:

Time warp, t-t-t-t-time time warp
Are you ready?
- Yeah
So you think you can do the time warp, eh?
- Alright
Well, let me tell you:

It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I've got to keep control.

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Pull your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's so dreamy
Oh fantasy, free me
So you can't see me
No not at all
In another dimension
With voyeuristic intention
Well secluded
I'll see all

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Pull your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Put your right hand up above your head
And your left hand too like a ++++
Bring both hands slowly to your hips
And move your body and lick your lips
Lick your lips

Now jump to the lef
And step to the right
You got the Time Warp
Now get it right

Let, let, le-le-le-le-let's exercise, let's exercise
Let, let, le-le-le-le-let's exercise, let's exercise
Let, let, le-le-le-le-let's exercise, let's exercise
Let, let, le-le-le-le-let's exercise, let's exercise

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Pull your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again


It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I've got to keep control

I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And the void would be calling
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's so dreamy
Oh fantasy, free me
So you can't see me
No, not at all
In another dimension
With voyeuristic intention
Well secluded, I see all

With a bit of a mind flip
You're into the time slip
And nothing can ever be the same
You're spaced out on sensation
Like you're under sedation
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Well I was walking down the street
Just a-having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink
He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pick up truck and the devil's eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again


ASTOUNDING= Shocking, very surprising.

FLEETING= Moving very quickly.

MADNESS= Craziness, the act of being mad (AmE= crazy).

TOLL= A fixed charge or tax for a privilege. If something takes its toll it means that you have to pay a price for it, that it has unwanted consequences.

TIME WARP= Here it is just the name of the dance, but look at the “Song Meaning” section to understand why they call this dance “Time Warp”. A time warp is a distortion in the flow of time, either because time stops, or goes extremely slow or because you turn back in time and go to the past or because the past feels like present. For example, if you are deep into your memories and are re-living a past scene intensely, so intensely you feel you are living it again now, when you come back to reality you can say that you had a time warp. The most common use, though, is when you see on TV a slow motion of something fleeting, for example, a drop of water falls into a glass of water and it takes 1/2 second, but you can see it very slowly and it takes 1/2 minute. That’s a time warp because time was distorted.

THE BLACKNESS= Darkness (here it refers to an evil sensation).

THE BLACKNESS WOULD HIT ME= Darkness used to hit me. We can use WOULD to express a habit in the past, the same as USED TO, but they are not always the same:
USED TO can express a habit or a state (a situation), but WOULD can only express a habit
- I used to get up at 8 o’clock, but now I get up later = I would get up at 8 o’clock, but now I get up later.
- That house used to look very old, but now they have repaired it. (a state. We can’t say: “that house would look very old”)
We can also use the simple past for past habits (the same as we use the simple present for present habits), but it is more ambiguous (sometimes we can’t tell if it’s a repeated habit or just one action):
- When I was a child I got up at 8 o’clock every day (here, the phrase “every day” tells us that it is a habit)

THE VOID= Something void has nothing inside, and the void is the nothingness, the emptiness.

HIPS= The prominent part of the sides of your body between your legs and your stomach.

YOU BRING YOUR KNEES IN TIGHT= You put your knees inside, together, tightly (pressing strongly).

PELVIC= Adjective referring to the pelvic region, all the area between your legs and your stomach (the hips are the bony edges on the sides of the pelvis).

THURST= A thrust is a quick strong push.

INSANE= Mad (BrE), crazy (AmE).

DREAMY= Unreal.

WITH VOYEURISTIC INTENTION= A voyeur /vwɑ:jɜ:*/ is a person (especially hidden) who likes watching others doing something (especially, but not necessarily, something sexual). The adjective is “voyeuristic”, so if you do something with voyeuristic intention, you do it because you enjoy watching.

WELL SECLUDED= Very hidden, hiding very well.

A BIT OF A...= A little of...

FLIP= (verb) to turn over.

A MIND FLIP= A change of mind.

SLIP= (verb) to shift position, to slide out of a place, to move silently smoothly and slowly.

THE TIME SLIP= A situation when you slowly move into a different time.

YOU’RE SPACED OUT ON SENSATION= To space out is to become giddy or disoriented, so if you’re spaced out on sensation, your sensations become unreal, like in a dream.

LIKE YOU’RE UNDER SEDATION= As if you were sedated. To be sedated is to be under the effect of an anaesthetic, like when you are having an operation and they sedate you (you don’t feel any pain because you are in a deep artificial dream).

A-HAVING / SHOOK-A= This A doesn’t mean anything, it is just to get an extra syllable for the rhythm of the music.

A SNAKE OF A GUY= A guy who is like a snake (somebody you can’t trust). A guy is a boy or man (colloquial English, especially in America).

EVIL= Malicious, very bad.

WINK= To wink is to quickly close just one eye as a sign. A wink is the act of winking.

HE SHOOK ME UP= To shake (shake-shook-shaken) is to tremble strongly or move intensely to and fro with short jerks (little movements). If the man shook her, she suddenly felt a strong emotion about him (because she was afraid or shocked or attracted to him, or all three things).

HE TOOK ME BY SURPRISE= He surprised me. If somebody or something takes you by surprise, you are surprised by them/it:
- Sorry I cried, but when you suddenly turned off the lights it took me by surprise.

A PICK UP TRUCK= A kind of car open at the back (see picture).

THE DEVIL’S EYES= The eyes of the Devil. The Devil is Satan, the prince of evil spirits and king of hell.

STARED= To stare is to look intensely and fixedly. Notice the preposition AT: to stare at somebody/something.

SAY= We often use this word in conversational English to call people's attention before speaking, so they're listening to you. So it means nothing.

MADISON= The Madison is a novelty dance that was popular in the late 1950s to mid 1960s.


A time warp is when time changes in some way. In this song they are talking about a time warp, but we don't know what it is until the end. A woman is talking about what she felt the first time he saw this man. He looked at her with an evil look and she instantly fell in love with a very strong emotion. At that moment she fell into a time warp, time slowed down, changed, distorted, everything looked unreal (yea, the usual stuff with love at first sight).

She was so thrilled about it that she wants to have that sensation again, so she repeats again and again "let's do the time warp again". Sorry lady, that feeling only appears the first time.

Yea, she falls in love with an evil man, but to understand this you must know that this gothic musical is about horror. A couple trapped inside an old mansion in a terrorific night, with all sorts of strange things happening around them.

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37-Year-Old Mom with Cystic Fibrosis to Attempt World Record

Rock Hill, SC:  The Rock Hill Galleria Mall will play host to an upcoming attempt to beat the Guinness World Record ™ for the "World´s Largest Time Warp Dance" during their Annual Fall Festival, October 30, and lots of participants are needed! The "Time Warp,"  is a song and dance made famous by Richard O´Brien´s cult classic stage show and film,  "The Rocky Horror Picture Show. " The current World Record, set in June of 2000 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, stands at 4,446 participants.  The attempt is being coordinated by Kerri Marks for the Edge Theatre Company.

Kerri Marks, a local Rock Hill mom, was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.  While more than 40% of CF patients living in the US today are over the age of 18, the median age for survival is approximately 37 years, and there is no cure.  Marks will celebrate her 37th birthday on November 4th.

In addition to being a wife and mother, and enduring daily medications and respiratory therapies, Marks keeps busy as a Girl Scout Leader, volunteer with the Come See Me Festival Frog Float, co-director of the SC Strawberry Festival Pageant, and as a long-time volunteer with the CF Foundation.

Marks was also the recipient of the SC Order of the Palmetto Award in October of 2009, the state´s highest civilian honor.  More recently, she has performed with and was named as a Fundraising Chair to the Edge Theatre Company, based in Rock Hill.

The Edge Theatre Company is a 501C-3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the ever-growing and diverse community of Rock Hill and the surrounding areas with opportunities to watch, experience, and participate in live theatre that is contemporary, challenging, and cutting-edge.  The Edge was recently nominated for 8 Metrolina Theatre Awards, winning one for Best Actor.

"In the year that I have had the privilege to work with the Edge, I have watched them hold performances that supported local groups such as Catawba Cares and Safe Passage, and this season Autism research, " says Marks.

"They even helped me when I was raising money for a CF benefit.  It is a miracle that I am still alive today, able to dance and sing, and to do the Time Warp.  And The Edge has helped to make that possible.  Jimmy Chrismon, Artistic Director for the Edge has been such an inspiration to me, always finding ways to give back to the community while creating such amazing performances.   I thought this would be a fun way to give a little something back to them."

The World Record attempt will take place on Saturday, October 30, in the rear parking lot of the Rock Hill Galleria Mall.  Sign-in will begin for all participants at 11:00 am.  Simple dance instruction will begin at 12:00 pm. And the official attempt will take place at 1:00 pm.  Anyone that can follow the dance steps as explained in the song lyrics can sign up that day ("It´s just a jump to the left…and a step to the right…put your hands on your hips…")  Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, colorful outfits, or something Rocky Horror inspired.

"I´m not sure if we will be able to get over 4,000 people out there, but these lungs are willing to try!" says Marks.  "And if doing this will help to raise awareness for CF or inspire someone to support a wonderful local community theatre, then I will be out there dancing my heart out!"

For more information, send an email to fundraising@theedgetheatre. org  The Edge Theatre Company will hold 5 performances of Richard O´Brien´s "The Rocky Horror Show" from October 28-31 at South Pointe High School.   To purchase tickets or to make a contribution, please visit

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Basics of classical dance

Classical dance is the basis of choreography. Classics allows you to learn all the subtleties of ballet art, to feel the harmony of movements and music. Many will think why do the “old” when there are many new modern trends. But you need to understand that everything new originates from the dances of past centuries. So the classics absorbed all the most elegant movements from folk and everyday dances of several centuries, gradually improving the positions of the arms and legs, the position of the head and body. All dance movements in classical dance have names in French, so dancers from different countries can easily understand each other. Classical dance classes allow you to develop flexibility, coordination of movements, strengthen the musculoskeletal system, promote endurance, physical and intellectual development, and also teach control your body. Various combinations allow you to dance beautifully and elegantly, even if it is simple movements of the hand, foot or head.

Children involved in classical music are corrected and laid down the correct posture, some cases of spinal curvature are corrected. Often, even experienced dancers of various dance styles continue to practice the classics, because its foundations are universal. In classical dance classes, they teach the basic positions of the arms and legs, the correct position of the body, introduce professional terminology and the history of the development of ballet, educate musicality, develop stability and coordination, and also prepare small classical performances in the form of etudes, adagios or various variations. All movements in classical dance are based on turnout - one of the most important qualities in the classics, which is simply necessary for any stage dance. Turnout and step development are necessary regardless of the height to which the leg is raised, turnout seems to hold the leg, leads it to the desired position, contributing to the purity of plastic movements and smoothing the angles formed by the heels when lifting the legs. Insufficiently flexible knee, ankle and instep hamper the free movements of the legs, making them cramped and unexpressive. Based on turnout, there are five foot positions in classical dance. Moreover, in all these positions, not only the feet are twisted, but the legs completely, starting from the hip joint. Regular long-term flexibility and endurance training allows you to take the necessary positions without much effort.

When starting to practice, you need to remember about the stance, because nothing will work if you do not stretch the body vertically, avoiding a bent or arched spine, and do not distribute the weight between the legs. It takes a lot of patience and time to develop correct posture. You should never forget about your posture - neither during classical lessons, nor during independent training, nor on any other day. Classical dance, like many others, is not only a set of movements, it needs to be revived, emotions and feelings must be put into it. And as soon as strong feelings are revealed in the dance, the impression of it changes to a large extent, it fascinates with its plastic expressiveness, leaving complete aesthetic pleasure.
In the 17th century (1701), the Frenchman Raoul Feuillet created a system for recording the elements of classical dance. These terms are recognized by experts in the field of world choreography and at the present time. Knowledge of technical terms speeds up the learning process. This is the international language of dance, the ability to communicate with choreographers, understanding of special literature, the ability to briefly record training combinations, lessons, etudes, floor exercises, compositions.

Choreographic terminology - a system of special names designed to indicate exercises or concepts that are difficult to briefly explain or describe.
Exercise at the support or in the middle - This is a set of training exercises in ballet that contribute to the development of muscles, ligaments, and the development of coordination in the dancer. Exercises are performed at the “machine” (attached to the wall with brackets) and in the middle of the training hall every day. Exercises consist of the same elements.

  1. demi plie - (demi plie) - incomplete "squat".
  2. grand plie - (grand plie) - deep, big "squat".
  3. relevé - (relevé) - “lifting”, lifting to a rack on socks with lowering to the IP in any position of the legs.
  4. battement tendu - (batman tandyu) - "stretched" sliding movement of the foot into the position of the foot on the toe forward, to the side, back with a sliding movement returning to IP.
  5. battement tendu jeté - (batman tandyu jeté) "throw", swing to the downward position (25 °, 45 °) with a cross.
  6. demi rond - (demi rond) - incomplete circle, semicircle (toe on the floor, 45 ana 90 ° and above).
  7. rond dejamb parterre - (rond de jamb par ter) - a circle with a toe on the floor a circular movement of the toe on the floor.
  8. rond de jamb en l'air - (rond de jamb en l'air) - circle with the foot in the air, stand on the left right to the side, circular movement of the lower leg out or in.
  9. en dehors - (andeor) - circular movement away from oneself, circular movement outward in the hip or knee joint, as well as turns. 10.en dedans - (andedan) - circular movement towards oneself, circular movement inward.
  10. sur le cou de pied - (sur le cou de pied) - the position of the leg on the ankle (at the narrowest point of the leg), the position of the bent leg on the ankle joint in front or behind.
  11. battement fondu - (batman fondue) - "soft", "melting", simultaneous flexion and extension of the legs in the hip and knee joints.
  12. battement frappe - (batman frappe) - “hit” - a short kick with the foot on the ankle joint of the supporting leg, and quick extension in the knee joint (25 °, 45 °) to the toe or downward position.
  13. petit battement - (petit battman) - "little blow" - alternately small, short foot strikes in the cou-de-pied position in front and behind the supporting leg.
  14. battu - (botyu) - "beat" continuously, small, short blows to the ankle joint just in front or behind the supporting leg.
  15. double - (double) - "double", • battement tendu - double heel pressure • battement fondu - double half-squat • battement frapper - double blow.
  16. passe - (passe) - "to pass", "to pass", the position of the bent leg, the toe at the knee: in front, to the side, behind.
  17. relevelent - (relevant) - "raise" slowly, smoothly slowly on the count of 1-4 1-8 raising the leg forward, sideways or back and higher.
  18. battement soutenu - (batman for a hundred) - "fused" - from a stoic on toes with a half squat on the left, right by sliding forward to the toe (back or to the side) and sliding back to the IP.
  19. développe - (develope) - “opening”, “deployed”, from the stoic to the left, right with a sliding movement to the bent position (toe at the knee) and its extension in any direction (forward, side, back) or higher.
  20. adajio - (adagio) - slowly, smoothly includes grand plie, develope, revelant, all types of balances, pirouettes, turns. A fused bundle for 32, 64 accounts.
  21. attitude - (attetyud) - posture with the position of the bent leg behind, stand on the left, right to the side - back, lower leg to the left.
  22. terboushon - (terboushon) - a pose with the position of the bent leg in front (front attitude) stoic on the left, right forward, lower leg down to the left.
  23. degaje - (degaje) - "transition" from the rack to the left right forward to the toe, stepping forward through the semi-squat in IV position, straightening up, standing on the right, left back, on the toe. From the rack on the left right to the side on the toe, step to the side through the semi-squat in II position, the rack on the right, left to the side on the toe.
  24. grand battement - (grand batman) - "big throw, swing" 90 ° and higher through the position of the foot on the toe.
  25. tombée - (tombé) - "fall" from a toe stand in the fifth position lunge forward (to the side, back) with a return to the IP in a sliding motion.
  26. picce - (pikke) - "piercing", stand on the left right forward to the bottom, quick multiple touches of the toe on the floor.
  27. pounte - (pointe) - "on the toe", "touching the toe" from the stoic on the left, right forward, to the side or back on the toe swing in any direction with a return to the IP.
  28. balance - (balance) - “wiggle”, the pendulum movement of the legs forward up - back down, forward - back, forward - back up.
  29. allongée - (allange) - "stretching", the final movement of the arm, leg, torso.
  30. pordebras - (port de bra) - "excesses of the body", tilt forward, backward, to the side. The same in stretching.
  31. temps lie - (tan lie) - small adagio, 1-half squat on the left, 2 - right forward on the toe, 3 - shift the center of gravity to the right, left back to the toe, 4-IP 5. the same to the side and back .
  32. failli-(fai) - "flying", IP - 5 position right in front. Push 2 jump up, dropping into a cross lunge left to the side, left hand up, right back - push left and swing right back down jump up 2 hands down.
  33. allegro- (allegro) - “cheerful”, “joyful”, part of the lesson, consisting of jumps, performed at a fast pace.

Six modern dances that will help strengthen your legs

Komsomolskaya Pravda



December 29, 2020 14:11

Expert choreographer breaks down the best ways to keep fit and cheer yourself up while dancing in self-isolation [video] dancing - including zoom. But the wrong load can affect the health of the feet. How not to miss primary deformations and dance with health benefits, we found out from an expert from Hollywood. Usually, when it comes to sports or dancing, we are used to talking about possible problems with joints and ligaments. But we rarely remember about the feet: just think, the legs “buzz” a little in the evening. Meanwhile, this may be the first warning from the body that something has gone wrong.

Why flat feet are dangerous

According to the League of Podiatry (an association of doctors dealing with foot problems), flat feet are one of the most common diseases of the musculoskeletal system. And in 97% of cases it is acquired. One of the main reasons is a sedentary lifestyle, because it directly affects the blood supply to the legs. The situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic, widespread self-isolation, and a ban on walking. Because of this, the muscles of the foot and ligaments weaken, cease to cope even with a small load. And hello flatfoot. Due to flat feet, the feet cease to fulfill their main role - the shock absorber. This means that the entire musculoskeletal system is under increased stress. Joints hurt and collapse, posture deteriorates, the lower back aches ... Disrupted biomechanics of the entire musculoskeletal system leads to spinal curvature. The chest is deformed, the volume of the lungs decreases. The “tightness” of muscles and nerve endings throughout the body is growing. As a result, oxygen starvation of the brain, migraines and a host of other troubles that, like an elevator, rise from the foundation (feet) to the upper floors of the body.

The most boring training is dancing!

Dancing is a great way to cheer up during quarantine and pump up your feet, as well as the ligaments and muscles of your whole body. Dance training is a modern trend that came to our area from the Hollywood hills. Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes - everyone dances!

Our expert choreographer, dancer, teacher and director, winner of the largest Global Music Award in Los Angeles, Maria Skakun told which dance styles are not only the most popular, but also the most incendiary and useful.

Maria Skakun Teaching Reel 2019-2020

-motor system, develops coordination and overall control over the body. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently calculated that hip-hop is the most beneficial dance in terms of activity and muscle work, as it gets you moving 57% of your workout time. This is an absolute record! For example, in passionate flamenco classes, dancers are active only 14% of the time.

The main advantages: classes are held not in ballet flats, not in heels and not barefoot, but in sneakers. This means that a person with weak muscles and ligaments will not aggravate their problems. Moreover, if there are indications, after consultation with a podiatrist, sports shoes can be supplemented with special orthoses made individually. They restore the physiologically natural distribution of the load on the foot, improve the biomechanics of movement, and increase the effectiveness of training.

23 Hip-Hop Dance Steps l Old School l Middle School & New School With Names

2. Zumba

Feature: Excellent workout for all muscle groups, perfect cardio. A real fitness holiday with Latin American music. The dance has movements from salsa, meringue, samba - a bright mix and crazy energy! Standing on the sidelines when the unbridled and exciting rhythms of the drums are turned on simply will not work.

Main advantages: The hips are pumped especially effectively. Results from "Zumba-fitness" appear in two weeks, subject to regular classes.

Zumba fitness very beautiful dance

3. Body ballet

Feature: Improves posture, stretching, coordination of movements. Strengthens the muscles of the legs and back. Ballet plié and batman tandu are complemented by cardio and, in some cases, a power complex using dumbbells. Choreography at the barre can be replaced by exercises with a chair or chest of drawers.

Main pluses: Trainings are aimed at in-depth study of the leg muscles, which keep a beautiful posture, help to move beautifully, artistically.

Maria Skakun. Choreographer/Director reel 2019-2020

Zumba is an excellent workout for all muscle groups, perfect cardio. Photo: Shutterstock

Like any other pair dance, salsa is not just a workout, but also a very pleasant conversation. On the same wavelength with a partner!

Key Benefits: The movements of the dance are very intense - the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves are actively involved in the different sequences of steps.

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5. Bachata

Feature: Develops body flexibility, trains leg joints. Another pair dance with a high emotional component (in the presence of an experienced partner, all these supports increase faith in yourself and the world around you).

Main pluses: Elements of dance well strengthen the joints of the ankle, knees, pelvis. The gluteal muscles and thighs receive a large load.

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6. Contemporary

Feature: Stretch training. The muscles of the legs are involved depending on the production (there are many different techniques and techniques in this style of dance). Dance-experiment, the relationship of the body with breathing, voice, energy. Often combines classical dance, modern jazz with oriental practices (qigong, yoga, Pilates).

Key Benefits: The practice of alternating tension and relaxation of a variety of muscles. Teaches self-control in all meanings of this phrase.

[Contemporary-Lyrical Jazz] Say Something - A Great Big World Choreography.JIN

Bachata - a couple dance with a high emotional componentPhoto: Shutterstock


Contemporary, as a rule, they dance barefoot. An untrained person with weak muscles and ligaments in the feet can exacerbate their problems if they exercise too hard. An unexpected load on a foot that does not have the support of a sneaker is traumatic.


Not all dances are equally useful

Many have seen, at least in the movies, what the well-worn legs of famous ballerinas look like. Professional ballet, alas, is not about foot health. “Ballet legs” is the result of many years of exertion, attempts to force oneself to perform movements that are not provided for by nature (work on pointe shoes). A common problem in ballet is osteoarthritis of the finger joints, which develops due to huge overloads and, accordingly, wear. This is a high price to pay for the opportunity to do what you love. But we are not talking about professional, but amateur dances. Can there be problems?

- With a gradual non-excessive load during dance classes, there should be no problems with the feet, says Olga Chizhevskaya, executive director of the League for the Promotion of Podiatry. - They begin in the event that a person consciously goes to overcome. For example, she is engaged in sports dancing and preparing for competitions. Adolescents with the so-called “hypermobility syndrome” often face deformities of the foot (they have an excessively mobile ligamentous-articular apparatus). Excessively actively training, they may well “earn” the overpronation of the foot (blockage and subsequent flat feet). This, in turn, provokes microtrauma, subluxations and a whole cascade of problems with the entire musculoskeletal system. The situation is aggravated by the fact that, unlike adults, juniors, receiving serious loads, rarely use preventive measures from the arsenal of sports medicine (individual insoles, taping, etc.).

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