Ballet bar exercises make up almost 50% of the ballet class at times, and bar work has been going on as long as ballet has been around. Some people think that ballet bar exercises are outdated, and they are not needed anymore in the training of ballet. As a ballet student, you will either love … Read more Ballet Bar Exercises – Why On Earth Do We Need To Do Bar Exercises?
As a dancer, you need to respect your body by being dancesafe and practicing safe dance practice at all times. Believe it or not, dancing is great for your body and dancers tend to live long lives in superb health. They seem to maintain their strength, suppleness and good posture well into old age. Let’s … Read more Are You Dancesafe?
Turnout in ballet is a very controversial subject, and every ballet dancer wants to achieve perfect turnout. But how does turnout actually work and what are the limits. Let’s look at some of the muscle groups and ways in which we can increase our turnout in ballet. Why is this and why do we need … Read more Turnout In Ballet and How To Increase Your Turnout
Plantar fasciitis is a pretty common ailment amongst runners, walkers and even unfortunately dancers. In this post, I will look at how to cure Plantar Fasciitis with the use of some great stretches that are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the lower leg, ankle and foot muscles. Good flexibility around the … Read more How To Cure Plantar Fasciitis
If you are a dancer in this day and age and you want to get stronger, then you have probably realised that dancing alone is not going to get you where you want to go. This is where cross training for dancers comes in. Most ballet dancers feel that they want to spend all their … Read more Cross Training For Dancers
Sore muscles after a tough workout or dance class are unfortunately common. They are also a normal part of the training process. In this post, I would like to look at how to get rid of sore muscles. Sometimes the soreness only hits a day or two later, and this type of soreness is called … Read more How To Get Rid Of Sore Muscles
As you probably already know, the best core strengthening exercise is the plank, so we are going to look at testing core strength using the plank. All dancers and athletes need to have strong core muscles. These are muscles that work to stabilize the entire body and include the transverse abdominals, erector spinae, the obliques, … Read more Let’s Look At Testing Core Strength Dancers
If you are asking ‘how do I jump higher in my dancing,’ then I have some tips for you taken from male ballet dancers that just seem to soar through the air so effortlessly. The aim when you do grande allegro in ballet is to look as if you are flying for an instant. It’s … Read more How Do I Jump Higher As A Female Dancer?
It is amazing what ballet floor barre exercises can achieve. I always hear examiners stating in courses we attend “when in doubt take it to the floor.” While ballet dancing has evolved quite a lot over recent years, it is mostly danced upright and as far away from the floor as possible. Modern dance, however, … Read more Ballet Floor Barre Exercises – Should We Be Doing Them?
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