As dancers, our feet are one of the tools necessary for the job. So, we are always working on strengthening and stretching our feet. One thing almost all dancers desire is a higher relevé. But how do you get a higher relevé? Here are MTD tricks on getting a higher relevé.
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.
Dance is not only a physical art, but it is also psychological too. Many professional and Olympic athletes have used imagery to help improve their performance. Imagery is the process of visualizing yourself executing specific movements or actions. Research has indicated that participating in imagery has helped improved athletes' ability to execute certain movements. For this reason, MTD has gathered some of our favorite imagery techniques that you can use to help improve your technique.
Whether you are at a convention or learning another competition dance, picking up choreography is very important for dancers. For some, picking up choreography comes easy and for others, it can often be difficult. Here are some of MTD tips on picking up choreography quickly.