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A fine balance: Dance health at every age

dance healthWhen Amelia Maguire, now 17, started dancing at age 3, she coveted the cute costumes. She adored her teacher and seeing her dance friends, says her father Mark. But sometime between the toddler and teen years, Amelia fell in love with dance.

Like many young and enthusiastic athletes, Amelia embraced her sport with a passion “She was doing splits all of the time,” recalls her mother Jeanne. “I didn’t realize I should have said hold up — you’re doing too much.”

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