dance health month

During the Month of May, See Chicago Dance will be featuring articles, online classes, and virtual workshops focusing on all aspects of dancer health.


Featured Article: Advice from Chicago's dance/movement therapists on how to cope with trauma and uncertainty
April 30, 2020 | Jordan Kunkel


Featured Article: Five ways to connect without going online
May 4, 2020 | Emily Loar


Webinar: Taking Care of Your Mental Health
May 5, 2020
Erica Hornthal, a board-certified dance/movement therapist and founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy, leads a discussion (via Zoom) on mental health for dancers during the pandemic. According to Erica, “Movement is crucial for managing anxiety and stress. As dancers, it is even more important that we learn to use our bodies for self-expression.”


Featured Article: Five ways to up your cross-training game at home—or not
May 11, 2020 | Emily Loar


Webinar: Dancing Through Quarantine
May 12, 2020
Athletico physical therapist Chelsea Root will offer health tips, management strategy, and effective exercises to stay performance-ready during this virtual world. Chelsea provides on-site rehearsal and performance coverage for Visceral Dance Chicago and Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is a member of the Performing Arts and Pediatrics specialty programs with Athletico.


Featured Article: Pantry-salvaged recipes: Budget-conscious, waste-nothing meals you can totally make
May 18, 2020 | Emily Loar


Webinar: Strategies for Managing Your Finances and Career During the Pandemic
May 19, 2020
Learn about Actors Fund programs to support your thinking and action during this challenging time. With Rebecca Selkowe, who runs the Financial Wellness Program at The Actors Fund in New York, where she develops and teaches workshops and seminars designed to engage, educate and empower performing arts professionals about the role of money in their lives. And Patricia (Patch) Schwadron, Career Counselor Supervisor of The Career Center at The Actors Fund, has provided career counseling to performing artists and entertainment professionals for over 20 years.


Featured Article: More pantry-salvaged recipes: What to do with those lentils, stale Easter bunnies and other mysterious items in your kitchen
May 22, 2020 | Emily Loar


Webinar: Keep Calm and Dance On (Even During Quarantine)
May 26, 2020
Daria Zajac, a dietetic intern at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Kirsten Straughan MS, RD, CSSD, LDN and director of the Nutrition Science Program and clinical assistant professor of kinesiology at UIC, offer tips on nutrition and aim to ease anxieties regarding physical and mental health during this uncertain time.


Featured Article: Five ways to chill with at-home restorative bodywork
May 26, 2020 | Emily Loar