INJURY MANAGEMENT FOR DANCERS delivered by Body Dynamics inc.

  • When: February 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Where: Perfect Pointe Studios at Lee Harrison Shopping Center, 2499 N Harrison St, Ste LL-1, Arlington, VA 22207

What to expect during this workshop.

You will learn how to best manage acute injuries and chronic overuse injuries . We will cover how to deal with the most common complaints dancers have and what to do if you have to have a speedy recovery. It's always too late once an injury happens, so we will also give you tips on the most common things dancers do that can be putting them at a higher risk of injury. At the end we will teach the top 5 exercises dancers can be doing to help support the aesthetic of dance.

Speaker: Jenna Calo: Director of Physical Therapy for The Washington Ballet

Jenna Calo DPT, OCS, MTC

Jenna is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist who studied Fine Arts in Dance at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has been the Director of Physical Therapy for the Washington Ballet for the last 4 years. At the Washington Ballet and the Washington School of Ballet she helps treat both professional dancers and students of the school. Jenna is passionate about dancer health and continues to refine and develop prevention programs, management programs and screening for dance injuries. Jenna has been a key contributor to creating Body Dynamics' Dancer Assessments and Screens

Suzanne Koucheravy, Fitness Trainer, Certified Polestar® Pilates Practitioner, Scolio-Pilates® Master Teacher, PMA®-CT Pilates Method Alliance Certified Trainer

After more than 25 years of teaching and performing dance, Suzanne joined the staff at Body Dynamics in 2006. She is a certified Polestar Pilates Practitioner specializing in dance rehabilitation and personal training. Suzanne's training in Scolio-Pilates has given her expertise in training dancers with scoliosis. She received her Bachelors in Theater and Dance and graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University. Suzanne has taught extensively throughout the area, including the Academy for Classical Acting, Maryland Youth Ballet, The Washington Ballet, George Mason University, and George Washington University, developing curriculum for pre-professional dancers as well as elite athletes and actors.

What is a Dancer Screen?

The Dancer Screen is our global assessment for dancers to help them identify areas which need work in order to help progress their dance training more efficiently. It is aimed to both assess and educate dancers regarding their bodies and what they need to meet the specific demands of dance. Dancers will learn how to decrease their risk of injury and enhance their performance through an individualized program developed based on their assessment.

A pointe readiness assessment can also be administered, which is done to help dance students and their families determine whether they are at an appropriate stage in their dance study to progress into pointe work.

Special offer!

We are willing to offer a great deal for the dancers from Perfect Pointe. For attending this workshop you will receive a 33% discount on our Dancer Screen, which is described above, bring the price to $99

This offer will only be available for a limited time. In order to get this discounted rate you must call the week of February 20th-February 24th and mention "PERFECT POINTE" when scheduling your screen with one of our Dance Medicine therapists.

If you have anymore questions please call us at 703-527-9557, or email us at

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