VCU Dance takes seriously the health of its students. In addition to our admission criteria of “A healthy, physically conditioned body that is injury-free,” we give all incoming freshmen physical therapy screenings to identify areas of weakness or concern and suggest exercises and cross training to address them.
We encourage all Dance majors to maintain a Technique Journal in which they document their progress in technique proficiency by recording information such as:
Additionally, resources and information on healthy eating can be found on our “Fuel for Dancers” blog, which contains recipes, snack ideas, and shopping tips from students and faculty, as well as links to useful external resources.
Dance USA also has resources with information pertinent to dancers covering various topics including :
VCU Dance looks at health holistically; mental and emotional health are as critical to success in our program as physical health. VCU’s The Well (Wellness Resource Center) offers resources for students seeking help with mental and emotional health issues.