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A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on dance...
A dancer’s world view and new trends in neuroscience

A dancer’s world view and new trends in neuroscience

As a young person my life was upended and redirected when I first took dance classes. It wasn’t merely because ...
Fluid movement fosters creativity

Fluid movement fosters creativity

The quality of your movement matters. Diversity of movement quality impacts your health and cognitive function.
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.
We came to dance

We came to dance

  Click this link for an inspiring video: We Came to Dance
A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff

A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff

Irmgard Bartenieff had a huge influence on my work and that of many others.
Free dance classes for cancer recovery

Free dance classes for cancer recovery

Dr. Martha Eddy and Moving for Life offer free dance classes to help in the recovery from cancer.
The art of teaching dance – Part 2

The art of teaching dance – Part 2

Part Two of an interview with Laura Donnelly, Alexander Teacher and Assistant Professor of Dance at Kansas State University.
Laura Donnelly and the art of teaching dance

Laura Donnelly and the art of teaching dance

An interview with Laura Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Dance at Kansas State University, and teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Guest author Janis Brenner, choreographer, dancer, and teacher, shares her insight about the injuries she's sustained throughout her career and the positive meaning they have.
Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

If you're physically active, you occasionally experience pain in your muscles or joints. How do you know if you have a potentially serious condition or if you're just feeling the bumps and bruises that are the inevitable result of an active lifestyle? Deborah Vogel, specialist in training dancers to prevent injuries, shares her insights on listening to your body's signals.
Experiencing chronic pain?  Rediscover the joy of gentle movement

Experiencing chronic pain? Rediscover the joy of gentle movement

People with fibromyalgia or chronic pain will get a definite health boost by becoming more physically active. But it can be hard to increase your physical activity if your body hurts all the time. Before you get distracted by external, quantifiable exercise goals, discover the playful ways you can enjoy the simple joy of body movement.
Universal significance of dance

Universal significance of dance

In the Acts of John, an early Christian text that didn't make the cut to become part of the "official Bible," ...

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