The Benefits Of The Pigeon Pose For Dancers

Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Let’s look at the benefits of the pigeon pose for dancers and how you can use it to improve your dancing skills. The King Pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is one of Yoga’s super poses! This pose can truly be called a full-body pose because it targets so many muscles, and opens many different joints … Read more

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

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 Do A Grand Jete or Split Leap

how to do a grand jete

In this article, we are going to look at how to do a Grand Jeté and how to improve your leaps. A Grand Jeté is an awesome-looking ballet trick or movement in which the dancer leaps into the air and does a split.  If done properly, it looks as though the dancer is hovering in … Read more

Ballet Stretch Exercises

ballet stretch exercises

Ballet dancers aim to be strong, slim and flexible. That is why they need to do a lot of ballet stretching exercises to keep their bodies supple. Here are some ideas and ballet stretch exercises to look at doing regularly. Although certain muscle groups predominate, a ballet dancer uses all of their muscle groups. As … Read more

How To Open Out Your Hips With Stretches

how to open out your hips

In this article, I am going to explore how to open out your hips especially focused on dancers, but anyone can benefit from doing these stretches, even if you have two left feet. Hip flexibility isn’t just for dancers, athletes, or yogis; it’s a crucial aspect of anyone’s physical health. Tight hips can lead to … Read more

Turns In Ballet and Why They Are Done

turns in ballet

When I think of turns in ballet, I think of the ballerina in a jewelry box turning round and round. You then realize that some of ballet’s enduring magic would be nothing without those impressive turns you see on the stage. Just like those soaring leaps, turns are what the audience loves to see, and … Read more

Cambre In Ballet

cambre in ballet

Cambre in ballet is a French term in ballet that means arched. It also means ‘to throw out one’s chest.’ In ballet, we don’t actually throw our chests out, as you would do some serious damage. Instead, the dancer would bend gently to the back, side, or front, or even in a circular motion. If … 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