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How to Prevent Common Dance Injuries

As dancers, we are strong, artistic, talented, and bendy beyond belief. We create the vision that choreographers ask of us all while feeling our feels and throwing our bodies around. Always remember, dance is not meant to hurt you and cause injuries, but you have to put in additional effort outside of the classroom, or outside of just the classes you want to take. If your studio offers them, take the conditioning class and seek more knowledge about how your body works.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...

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