The Importance Of Calf And Ankle Flexibility Exercises

calf and ankle flexibility

Let’s take a look at calf and ankle flexibility exercises, as these can be very important for dancers. Having strong calves and ankles will help to prevent injury and also make your dancing look stronger and your allegro will improve in leaps and bounds. If you want to better understand the reason why your ankle … Read more

Why Dynamic Warm Up Exercises Are Great For Dancers

dynamic warm up exercises

Dynamic Warm Up Exercises are a great way for dancers to start their class. Today, dynamic warm up exercises are a standard routine for athletes ranging from amateurs to professionals. What Are Dynamic Warm Up Exercises? Dynamic warm up exercises uses stretches that are “dynamic,” meaning you are moving as you stretch. For decades, static … Read more

Ballet Foot Stretcher Dancers Will Love

foot stretcher dancers

Let’s look at the Superior Arch Ballet Foot Stretcher, as I have been reading a lot of positive reviews about this product. As a dance teacher, I am quite weary when it comes to foot stretchers because if you are not careful you can overstretch the ligaments in the ankles and feet. However, the Superior … Read more

Let’s Look At The Straddle Jump

the straddle jump

The straddle jump or side split jumps are common leaps used in gymnastics, Acro, cheerleading, and also in contemporary and jazz dancing. Straddle jumps are most appealing when you can jump high while keeping your toes pointed and your back and legs straight. They also look impressive if the dancer is flexible and can open … Read more

How To Improve Your Layouts In Your Modern Dancing

how to improve your layouts in modern dance

Let’s look at layouts in modern dancing and how you can improve your layouts. There are generally three important layout lines in modern dancing. To achieve any of these lines, it helps if the dancer is supple, strong, and understands how to hold their torso firmly. So it is a good idea first to strengthen … Read more

What Is Attitude In Dance?

what is attitude in dance

What is attitude in dance? Apart from the attitude a dancer is giving you, I am actually referring to the attitude step. Attitudes are derived from ballet, but other dance forms like jazz and contemporary also use the attitude leg a lot. What Is An Attitude? Here is an explanation of the attitude in dance, … Read more

What Is Toe Curling And Why You Shouldn’t Do It In Ballet?

what is toe curling

What Is Toe Curling In Ballet? Toe-curling in ballet normally happens when dancers try to point their feet, and to get it to look pointed, they curl their toes under, thinking that this will enhance the look of their feet. Although curling the toes often seems like a little thing since it is “just the … Read more

How To Do Isolations In Dance

isolations in dance

In Jazz Dancing Isolations play a huge role in the look of the dance. Isolations in dance can be done on various body parts, and the trick is to isolate those body parts without it affecting the rest of your body. Hip-hop dancers and contemporary dancers will also find that learning to do isolations can … Read more