Polly : You can dance in flip flops?
Yes, I do dance in flip-flops (mainly in the summer), but, all kidding aside, I feel taking care of your feet is overlooked not only for dancers, but everyone in general.
I took biomechanics in college, and I got to use a bit of it while working here for about two years after finishing school. At the time, I was recently recovered from tendonitis in both of my achilles, and was starting to get tendonitis in my patella (kneecap) tendon, as well.
The most important things I learned from this job (and still use today):
A couple things you can do prevent future issues:
The philosophy behind good social dancing, leading, following, and topics that discuss more than just Salsa Cubana.