Today, we are introducing a new column here on Tights and Tiaras, in collaboration with our medical advisor and frequent reader, dr-in-training Matilde Sassani: So you think you can downs?

Together, we have been working on mapping some of the most common sufferings of dancers around the world for a while, and will be posting the results of our highly acknowledged research weekly for a while ahead.
With this new information, we are hoping to help dancers and their surroundings with not only cures of the actual diseases, but to help provide a better understanding of what dancers are going through on a everyday basis, and to help describe why they are acting so strange.

So, sit down, relax, and get ready to be informed. There is more out there than what meets the eye…

Disclaimer (serious, now!):

I do not, by any means, want to make fun of anyone suffering from a real disease of any kind. The column is simply meant to entertain, and explain certain situations often occurring with dancers, in a funny way. The name of the column is based on the widely known TV-program “so you think you can dance”, and not meant to be hurting. I believe there is a line between what one make jokes of, and what not, and try to keep on “the right side” of it at all times.