Though dance is considered a safe and effective modality of fitness, some types of dance can put you at higher risk for injuries.
According to Wilson, certain types of dance, such as ballet, are more injury-prone than other forms of dance. "Ballet, in particular, has a very high incidence of injury because of the extreme stresses and demands it places on the body," warns Wilson. However, any type of dance that involves repetitive impact also puts dance goers at higher risk for injury, particularly for dance participants who are not well prepared for the repetitive movements and positions.
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