This video helps to illustrate the issues of hyperextension. While some young dancers and even uneducated teachers post videos and images online of unsafe practice, professionals such as Misty Copeland or physiotherapists specialising in dance can educate the dance population. Videos that demonstrate how to control physical defects, bad habits or how to execute technical exercises not only safely but well can allow progression without injury. There are many videos available but unless a young dancer is following the online activity of a physiotherapist (which is doubtful) algorithms will not influence the distribution. Inspirational performers that are advocates within the dance industry and profession can help distribute important safety guidelines by releasing short videos like the one above. We all love to have a youtube binge which involves watching countless videos of our favourite singer, dancer or speaker through TED talks. Algorithms can sometimes guide us in the right direction and if more videos like this are produced then hopefully we can educate young dancers and (teachers) of today.
Liked on YouTube: Hyperextension Tips – with Misty Copeland https://youtu.be/rcvDK-_ufrs