According to the American Psychological Association, 18-33 year olds are the most stressed out adults in the U.S. Are YOU in this group? Do you agree? Unfortunately enough, this is also the average age of professional dancers.
1.What are you doing to combat stress?
According to ChaCha.com, “Most dancers retire at about 30-35 some earlier, some go on a bit longer, but those who don’t it is because their bodies can’t do the things they used to do any longer”
The Occupational Outlook Handbook agrees it says, “Dance takes a toll on a person’s body, giving dancers one of the highest rates of nonfatal on-the-job injuries. Many dancers stop performing by their late thirties because of the physical demands dancing makes on the body.”
2. What are you doing to alleviate the physical demands on your body?
3. What are you doing to increase your strength and endurance?
The OOH also states “The median hourly wage for choreographers was $23.19 in May 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.35, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45.39.
For dancers ,the median hourly wage was $16.85 in May 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.69, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $33.34.
4. How important is spending money wisely to you?
These are just a few of the issues that dancers have that Beats& Balance Massage studio strives to address and answer. Massage is a natural complement to the dancers’ health and well-being. Massage can help keep the body toned, relaxed, and nurtured. It can even extend a dancers career by 33%. Incorporating Therapeutic Sports and Relaxation massage in urban dance communities to support overall health, injury prevention, body maintenance and relaxation for anyone looking to achieve and maintain their highest level of performance is what Beats & Balance is all about! Careful planning and focus is put into creating a reasonably priced health and wellness session that inspires artistic creativity, in a positive and professionally laid-back atmosphere dancers can appreciate and relate to.
5. As a urban, street and hip hop dancer, dance professional or choreographer what are some of your daily and physical challenges?
Take this time and seriously think: Whether its stress, anxiety, lack of focus, lack of creativity, shin splints or back torque from styles such as tutting, waacking, jitting (foot work) bboying whatever it is please let me know.
6. If you wanted to go to a massage studio created for others like yourself, your health and your wallet what would you want/like?
(from services and treatments offered, to atmosphere to client incentives/benefits?
Let me know: Any information given will be taken into consideration and appreciated. It provides insight on what services and products the urban dance community needs. Thank You.
Remember when the beats stop, let the balancing begin