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The School of Cadence Ballet is committed to developing dancers who are not only leading in the field on an artistic level but also who are elite athletes. Dancer’s Health an integral part of our curriculum as the results are both functionally and philosophically ideal. Our onsite chiropractor and dance health specialist, Dr. Blessyl Buan, is at the forefront of research and development in this field which has shown to improve dancer’s health, athletic performance, emotional well being and increase the lifespan of their career.


Dance Screens

Initiated at the start of the season, it assesses the dancer’s alignment, specific movement and cardiovascular endurance. The results will be interpreted and a report will be provided and communicated to the parent, dancer and dance educator so that a specific conditioning program can be designed to improve performance and avoid injury. Results may reveal the need for referral to other specialists like physcia therapy, nutritionists, etc. Screens are recommended to be reassessed mid-season and at end of season. An intake form would be sent to the dancer and parents in advance and must be filled out before their appointment.  The screen takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Fee $80.00 per dancer.


Readiness for Pointe Screen

A dancer’s age or years of experience don’t guarantee readiness for dancing on pointe.  A physical assessment to determine the dancer’s strength will ensure the prevention of injury and the proper development of the young dancer. An intake form would be sent to the dancer and parents in advance and must be filled out before their appointment.  The screen takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Fee $80.00 per dancer.



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Dr. Blessyl Buan is a chiropractor, pilates instructor and dance artist with additional credentials in Medical Acupuncture, Kinesio®Tape and various myofascial release techniques. Dr. Blessyl fuses her clinical and dance expertise with rehabilitative pilates to optimize performance for performing artists.  She is certified in Stott Mat Pilates and Fletcher Barrework, Towelwork and Floorwork. She educates her patients to listen to their bodies and empowers them to value and practice self-care.   She has been fortunate to perform with Madonna in 2014, in the 2015 Para Pan Am Games, in the cast of “Step Up Revolution” and with other prominent choreographers in the commercial dance industry. Currently she is a principal dancer with Hataw Performing Arts. Outside of the studio, she is a mother of 4, and is the contributing writer on dance health & conditioning for The Dance Current. She is the consultant chiropractor and dance anatomy & conditioning specialist at The School of Cadence Ballet. For more information, www.drblessyl.com or social: @drblessyl