Dance Medicine

What We Are About:

Dance MedicineThe Dance Medicine Program at Sports Medicine & Training Center provides dancers of all skill levels and those interested in dance with quality education and training to help maintain good health as well as provide exceptional care when injuries occur. Our staff of physical therapists, strength coaches, and professional dancers, understands the specific demands of the St. Louis community and is able to tailor all programs to the need of the individual. This department believes that dance inspired movement is therapeutic and utilizes many dance principles in order to cross train other populations including traditional ball play athletes and the general public.

Dance Medicine Sports Medicine & Training Center

What We Offer:

  • Assessments to identify dancer weaknesses and tendencies that may negatively impact their technique and/or lead to injury
  • Rehab for dancers
  • Specialized training services tailored to address mechanical and technical flaws including pelvic girdle and postural awareness, foot strength, flexibility
  • 40ft X 25ft dance studio with mirrors and sound available for rent
  • Readiness for Pointe assessments
  • Dance training for improvement of jumping mechanics to minimize risk of injury
  • Conditioning Class: SMTC is pleased to offer a strength training class Fridays @ 9am for dancers of all levels!  The main focus of this class is to help facilitate dancers' understanding that effectively executing lifts, jumps, and explosive dance movements can only be donw with a good level of muscular strength, power, and endurance. Our class will increase strength for the benefit of dance.  It also minimizes the risk of injury by increasing joint stabilization and improving bone health.  The class is designed to aid in prolonging a safe, happy, and balanced dancing career!

Who We’ve Worked With:

  • Modern American Dance Company (MADCO)
  • Lindbergh Flyerettes
  • Leverage Dance Theater
  • Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company
  • The casts of Finding Neverland, Cabaret, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Cinderella, & Anything Goes, at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, among others
  • Ghost at The Peabody Opera House
  • Porgy & Bess and Jerome Robbins' Broadway at The Muny

For more information, contact Roberta at robbievn@smtcstl.com