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ABT Healthy Dancer Open House

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A release by the company:



Seminars on Nutrition and Injury Prevention Offered Free to Families,

Students, and Instructors, Sunday, November 16, 2008, 12 Noon

Special Guest Appearances by Angelina Ballerina™ and

Dancers of American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre will hold its first ABT Healthy Dancer Open House at its 890 Broadway studios on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Open House is a free event open to dance students of all ages across all disciplines, as well as parents and teachers throughout the New York metropolitan area. The event will include demonstrations by American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, a special appearance by Angelina Ballerina™ and guest appearances by ABT dancers.

ABT’s Healthy Dancer Open House will offer seminars throughout the day from the following panel of ABT medical experts:

· Dr. William Hamilton, orthopedist, and Julie Daugherty, ABT physical therapist, will discuss injury prevention.

· Joy Bauer Nutrition will discuss healthy eating habits specific to dancers.

· Linda Hamilton, Ph.D, psychologist, will give “Advice for Dancers” from her monthly Dance Magazine columns.

Special guest Angelina Ballerina™ will lead demonstrations in safe stretching for children. Professional pointe shoe fittings by Capezio® will be available for students and pre-professional dancers. ABT Healthy Dancer Open House kicks off the release of the new publication The Healthy Dancer: ABT Guidelines for Dancer Health, scheduled for release on October 20, 2008.

ABT Healthy Dancer Open House is sponsored by Payless ShoeSource®.

For more information and to sign up for ABT Healthy Dancer Open House, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org/openhouse <http://www.abt.org/openhouse> or call the Healthy Dancer Hotline 212.419.4383.

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