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Oversplits: What You Need to Know

We all have that one friend who is uber flexible and as dancers we are all always working on flexibility. But sometimes our stretching practices can end up being more harmful than helpful in the long run. What are the dangers of Oversplits?

Top 5 Exercises Dancers Need for Full Split Leaps

5 of the best drills and exercises to help dancers improve and learn how to do a full split leap.

How to Fix Tight Hips (FOR DANCERS)

Is your teacher telling you that you got tight hips? Here is how to fix tight hips (FOR DANCERS) As dancers hip flexors flexibility can be the difference between having your leg at 90 degrees or 180 degrees. And let's be honest who would not want to have their leg at a perfect 12 o'clock. From 0-90 degree it's all muscular but once you go past 90 degrees it's a lot more hip flexibility.

How to get better extensions: 4 Steps to Better Extension

To get yourself to a place of long lines and lift, it's a balance of proper alignment, strength training and strategic stretching.

The 3 Best and Worst Core Exercises for Dancers

In the world of fitness most core exercises are created equal. However, you as a dancer are a special type of athlete, which means your fitness needs should be carefully crafted for your goals of strength, fluidity, endurance, power and grace. Here are some of the ones to avoid.

The Complete Step-By-Step Dancer Fitness Guide to Getting Stronger

Summer is a time for sun, pools, vacations and relaxation. Oh wait, I can’t. I have dance. Summer for dancers is the perfect time to incorporate cross-traini...

Building Endurance for Dancers | 7 x 7 Workout

Having the ability to dance full out through ALL of your dance classes is hard. We feel you! Then, add in additional rehearsals after classes AND then the pe...

3 Tips to Improve Your Leaps

Watching a dancer fly through the air in a grand jeté or execute the perfect split leap makes everyone in the audience gasp. It’s amazing to watch an explosive leap, and as a dancer, it is the perfect move to display grace and technique. Because of this, improving leaps is important to dancers at every level of their dance journey. Read on for three ways to improve your leaps.

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