Category Archives: Exercises For Dancers

These are exercises dancers can do at home to better train their bodies for the specific needs of dance.

Get More Flexible By “Finding Space” In Your Stretch

We’re always looking for ways to get more flexible in less time.  Over the weekend I listened to an interesting podcast of an interview with Pavel Spetnaz by Tim Ferriss.  He’s a physical trainer for world class athletes in all … Continue reading

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Get Your Splits

The splits are a must-have for most dancers.  You’ll never have perfect leaps or impressive kicks and extensions without them.  While we stretch in each dance class, if you only take one or two classes a week that may not … Continue reading

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Foot Rolls

This is one of the most basic foot exercises we can do as dancers and is a great thing to be working on this summer.  It’s a simple exercise that everyone can benefit from.  We encourage all of you – … Continue reading

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Ankle Presses on a Step to Strengthen Your Eleve and Releve

As dancers we tend to spend a lot of time on demi pointe.  Ballet, jazz, contemporary, and even tap dancers can benefit from strengthening and improving their releve (hip hop dancers, you can have a pass here-but do the exercises … Continue reading

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