Dancers! The sun is shining, school is out, and guess what that means? Time to think about SUMMER! It’s the best time of the year, right!? And you want to take advantage of it in the right way for YOU and your dance goals. Here are some of our top tips for getting the MOST out of your summer break.
Alright, so you’ve decided you would like to study at a dance intensive this summer — good for you! Studying dance outside of your dance studio will be an incredible experience for you to learn and grow. You will get an opportunity to learn from new teachers, choreographers and be in a whole new environment. You will be surprised at how much your dancing can improve in a few short weeks of intense study away from your typical day-to-day. So, how do you pick the program that is right for you? Here are 5 tips to help you choose a summer dance intensive:
Summer intensives often require an itinerary that is far more demanding than your typical dance schedule. With days that can be over eight hours long, it is important to listen to your body. Make sure that you are hydrating and eating nutrients that will help to fuel your body for optimal performance. After classes, take time to stretch and relax. At the first sign of injury, let your teacher know.