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The Challenge of the Adolescent Dancer

The Challenge of the Adolescent Dancer The adolescent growth spurt often occurs just as dance students are committing to career paths and increasing the intensity of their dance training.During the growth spurt enormous physical, psychological, and social changes correspond to a time when the young dancer is very vulnerable. Sudden increases in height and decreases in muscle strength and coordination are compounded by dramatically fluctuating hormone changes.Taken together, these changes can...