D.A.N.S.E Approach

“Information into Transformation”

Dynamic Alignment with Neuromuscular Sequence in Equilibrium

Typical questions a dancer may have:

Why am I still struggling with an injury?

Why am I not progressing?

Why have I hit a plateau?

Why am I losing turnout?

Why can’t I become more flexible, stronger faster?

Why am I not able to apply the corrections in class despite my efforts?

Dance Medicine Program

Please let us know how we can help…


What The D.A.N.S.E Approach Offers:

Phases of the Program

  1. Evaluation/Correction of Alignment
    Our therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine areas at risk for injury, define patterns of movement impairment, address the needs of the client and tailor a program to reach his or her goals.
  2. Flexibility
    Testing will dictate the areas to be stretched using both static and dynamic techniques. Soft tissue and joint mobilization will jump-start the process and maintain good alignment.
  3. Strengthening/Balance
    Focus of this phase will be to improve balanced strength and flexibility in multiple muscle groups. Final aspect would be to teach the dancer how to sequence properly without compensation through dynamic movements specific to the type of dance.
  4. Functional Dance
    This phase will focus on training your body to meet the demands of dance. If you need fast and explosive movements then you must train your nervous system to activate the muscle to respond in that manner. Our extensive knowledge in dance and experience with athletes will allow us to assist in specific dance movements to perform them more efficiently and with proper posture to reduce the risk of injury. The length of this phase may vary depending on the goals of the dancer.

The Benefits Include:

Learn strategies to keep your fitness at peak level. Be at your best and avoid injury to advance performance.

  • better muscle recruitment (larger % of muscle contraction)
  • decreased joint restriction
  • decreased muscle and fascia restriction
  • creates better body awareness which allows the athlete to move freely
  • peak performance being “in the zone” because they are not fighting their own body to perform

D.A.N.S.E Approach to Enhance Performance

A program that has your professional career in mind so that you can dance longer and stronger.

The program is designed to address these common problems and more. It takes information into transformation. This information brings the body back to its natural state of balance creating the ability to work from a pure plumb line.

We train dancers how to correctly listen to their bodies. Each person is different and the corrections and solutions for each dancer is individual. What other dancers are doing may not work for you or improve your performance.

Information is empowering because it tells you why and how the correction should be done. We assist you in bridging the gap between the teacher’s correction and how to apply it in class.

Addressing the whole-body using techniques such as integrated coaching gives the athlete a strong base physically, nutritionally while sharpening your mental focus on your dance outcome and maximizing peak performance.

Contact our specialists to start your journey to better performance today!

Meet The Dance Medicine Team

Paula Webster
Paula WebsterPT, CSCS
I am a registered physical therapist specializing in adolescents, young adult, and adult athletes since 2004. Physical Therapy Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Ian Brokaw
Ian BrokawDPT
I am a registered Physical therapist. I received my bachelors in athletic training from Barry University in Miami Florida. I have worked with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level.

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Main Street Physical Therapy Center Torrington CT 06790

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65 Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT 06019
Tel: (860) 693-6226

D.A.N.S.E Approach Canton CT

Main Street Physical Therapy

 36 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Tel: (860) 482-4888