“Backs of the Legs” Workout For Dancers

Hi everyone!  Today I share with you a fantastic workout that I have created. It targets your hips, inner thighs, hamstrings and lots of other important muscles to support you in your dancing.  I hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/djWY9Q2S0Hk At the beginning of this video, I state that the main purpose of many of these muscles…

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How to Improve Flexibility FAST!

Gaining flexibility and reaching your fullest potential of flexibility is a gradual process and takes time and patience.  Speeding up the process is not necessarily a goal, as it might be unsafe, but there are ways that will make stretching reach its maximum effect.  Today we discuss how to reach your flexibility potential and adjust…

Conditioning For Endurance & Injury Prevention

Hi everybody!  Today we talk about conditioning and how to maximise it to further develop your career as a dancer.  I hope here you will find your conditioning answers.  I’ll see you again on Sunday with more. Why Does Conditioning Work? One of my favorite teachers always says that you can’t just “get through” a…

My (Very Strong) Opinion of Foot Stretchers

Dancers resort to desperate measures to get great feet - extreme stretching, ridiculous amounts of Theraband exercises, shoving feet beneath couches... Rarely do these endeavors work (with the exception of the Theraband exercises).  It’s important that dancers learn the healthy way to do things and realize that the unhealthy ways rarely lead to success.  In…

After-Dance Routine: Getting in Shape For Tomorrow

https://youtu.be/933-NTUYXdw In celebration of Back to Dance season, as the school-year classes resume and we prepare for rehearsals, I thought it would be fitting to share with you what I always do after dancing, on this early-season  Tuesday. BTW...This is similar to a post I did earlier about Replenishing at Night...so check that out as…

Calf Workout

Hi everybody!  Today is a calf workout to help stabilize your relevés and demi pointe, in addition to improving your pointework.  It will be a mixture of sitting, thera band exercises and standing exercises.  I hope this helps you! Video https://youtu.be/-oS2EmL7mgM Exercises Ankle pointes with thera band Bent ankle pointes with thera band Elevés in…

Cross Training for Ballet Dancers

If you've ever read Pointe Magazine, you'll recall that cross training is one of the most-discussed tools for improving your technique by professional ballet dancers, ballet medicine specialists, and physical therapists.  It is rocking the ballet world!  So, let's take a closer look at cross training, why it works, and how you can access it.…