Dance Ranked Most Physically Demanding Job in the U.S.

Dancers certainly don’t need anyone to tell them how physical their profession is. But now, we have the data to prove it.

Dance Ranked Most Physically Demanding Job in the U.S. according to researchers at InsuranceProviders.com who analyzed data from the level of strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination required. Athletes and sports competitors were #3 and choreographers also made the list at #9. What are your thoughts on how the lists stacks up? Do you agree that Dance is the most physically demanding job in the U.S.?

Read the full article from Dance Magazine here.

“Body Esteem: Piece of Cake & Peace of Mind” with Author Susan Walker, M.S., L.P.C.

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Susan Parish- Walker during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. Psychologist Susan Parish- Walker, who is also a student of  Aimée, discusses her book “Body Esteem: Piece of Cake and Peace of Mind.” Our body esteem is a topic dancers and all people are challenged with at one time or another.

Body Esteem teaches you how to think positively about your body and your appearance.

  • Overcome emotional eating
  • Develop self-confidence and self-efficacy 
  • Find an exercise that fits your personality
  • Create your signature style
  • Stop comparing yourself to others on social media

For many years it has been shown that if people are physically fit, they experience better physical and phychological health. Now, Susan Walker has added another dimension of healthy living and that is the importance of body image and self-esteem. A well-written and highly informative book. Order Body Esteem here.