Fitting cross-training into your schedule

In preparation for difficult end-of-year performances, summer programs, and casting for next season, early summer should become your biggest time of year for cross-training. This is something that every dancer should focus on before heading away for the summer. The physical demands of summer programs are intense; and having a foundation of strength, agility, and…

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2 great strength circuits for dancers

Today I wanted to quickly share with you two of my favorite strength circuits for dancers.  All you will need is a pilates ball and a mat. *Note: A circuit workout is a combination of exercises that you repeat and do a certain number of times (sets).  I explain all the different workout types in my…

“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…

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…

Ankle Stabilization Workout

Hi everybody!  Today's workout is for ankle stabilization.  These exercises can help improve your adagio, pointework, and arch flexibility and strength.  You will need various materials for this workout, so please see the corresponding list before beginning the workout. Materials Resistance band Hard flooring (marley, wood, tile, etc.) Wobble board / trampoline / yoga mat…