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February 04, 2019 – Dancing is a beautiful form of expression but it can be physically taxing on the body, especially for children and adolescents. The Sports Health Center at Nicklaus Children's helped Amber recover from her injury and return to dancing. In fact, Amber had the opportunity to dance in the Latin Grammy Awards last fall.