Parent or guardian support is crucial to every student of Chambers Performing Arts. We hope that you will find ways to encourage your student’s growth by:
- Attending all Parent Observation Weeks
- Staying current on all information
- Sign up to become a Backstage Mom or a tech Dad
- Encourage your student to further explore the arts away from the studio
- Enroll in any class of your choice for 50% off tuition
- Perform with your student in our Parent Performer Piece in the Annual Spring Concert
The following resources are provided for you by Chambers Performing Arts to continue your arts education as a parent.
Wellness Centers of America has partnered with Chambers Performing Arts to provide only the best all-inclusive wellness treatments. They provide Massage, Nutrition, Chiropractic, and other wellness services in support of optimum health.
Wellness Centers of America provides discounts to students and families of Chambers Performing Arts. Please ask the front desk for more details.
There are several steps performers can and should take to help prevent injuries. The following information is taken from Sports Medicine M.D’s and Dance Physical Therapists to the Boston Ballet Company, and are also suggested prevention methods at Chambers:
Warm up properly. Advanced Dancers should arrive at the studio early to do light stretching and exercises focusing on the stomach and back. If they are recovering from an injury, the injured area should be specifically warmed-up prior to class.
Pay attention to nutrition. Eat well, as appropriate to your metabolism, to keep your muscles and bones strong and able to deal effectively with the extra strains and stresses of dancing. Intensive students are encouraged to consult with a nutritionist to obtain a peak performance nutrition plan.
Allow yourself time to fully recover from injuries. Be patient with your body, and be diligent in performing any physical therapy exercises you may have. Your teachers will not penalize you for taking the time you need.
See your doctor if you believe you may be injured. Don’t take chances with your body. If you have pain at one site of your body which continues or increases as you are participating in classes, please see your doctor and inform your teacher. Early detection is the key to preventing serious injury. Please inform your teacher if your doctor has recommended a less rigorous class during your recovery period.
Ice Massage. If you are unable to see your doctor immediately when you suspect an injury, the best home treatment is to massage the affected area with ice. Eight minutes of ice massage, followed by a five-minute break, then eight more minutes of ice massage, three or four times per day, is usually adequate. Always use a thin cloth or towel between the ice and your skin, or be sure to keep the ice moving, and do not leave the ice on too long.
STAYING HEALTHY TIPS:
These tips are taken directly from the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) guidelines which place an emphasis on hygiene, vaccination, and isolation of sick individuals. And we recommend the following precautions to help you stay healthy during the upcoming flu season.
- Keep your child home when he or she is sick.
- Clean your hands frequently.
- Students should wash their hands before and after class.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
- Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow or into a tissue.
- Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
- Get plenty of rest, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
If your student is sick, we highly recommend that you keep them at home. We are one of the only schools in the country who offer unlimited make-up classes throughout the entire season.
For information on flu prevention and other information please visit the CDC’s website.