is dance-medicine and high performance training applied on the urban dancer. In urban dance, in Breaking, as well as in Hip Hop, it has been showed that numerous injuries take place. The body of an urban dancer has to handle immense impact. Apart of being an artist, the urban dancer is also a high leisure athlete with a high risk of injuring him- or herself.
Urban Dance Health is a platform where experts in health and urban dance get the opportunity to interact. Informative articles, tutorials and scientific studies are presented. Experts in a health related professional field and urban dance are invited to share their knowledge in form of blog articles or videos. Through a transparent exchange of knowledge, the health awareness of an urban dancer should be awakened and therefore, a long, fulfilling dance career with low risks of injuries and a higher performance should be given.
The Urban Dance Health Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to educate urban dancers on the fundamentals of dance medicine, high performance training and specific knowledge on injury prevention. Dancers are taught to apply principles and exercises easily through a combination of lectures and practical exercises. The focus is set on training structure, physical fitness and self-help therapy. A multiplicity of exercises about resistance and stabilization training, as well as stretching and treatment techniques will be taught. Information is based on the latest research from dance and sport science.
At Breaking and Hip Hop events urban dancers can obtain physiotherapeutic care. The Urban Dance Health team provides health-based assessment, advice and treatment for the competition participants. The urban dancers are treated individually depending on their symptoms and causes. To have a long term effect on the dancer’s health, he or she receives a selection of exercises for his or her rehabilitation process. Preventive exercises will be taught. In case of emergency also primary care can be provided and a prognosis for a further participation in the competition can be made.
Breaking since 2000, Representing Tru Cru from Stuttgart/Germany
Physiotherapist specialized in musicians and dancers, myoreflex therapist, breaking teacher, international workshop leader
Sports physiotherapist BSc. MA., Certificate in dance medicine (tamed) and Interdisciplinary Fascia Therapy (IFT® Methode), Scientific Research Team CIT, international workshop leader
Breaking since 2007, Hip Hop, Locking, Popping, Newstyle, House since 2002, Representing Skill Sisters Crew from Stuttgart/Germany and M.O.T. Crew from Salzburg/Austria