6 Yoga Poses for Tight Hips — YOGABYCANDACE
If you're someone whose job requires sitting for long periods of time, this sequence might just be your new favorite thing. All six of these yoga poses will help to gently open the hips, which may release tension in the low back and legs. Anyone up for a little lunch break yoga? Here we go.
6 Stretches for a Flat Split
Why this article is different... foam roller (love this for massage AND oversplit), the scissors stretch...I have never seen before, the active leg stretch I thought about myself when seeing a tutorial on doing aerial cartwheels.
A Ballet Education
Extensions in ballet are everything… Well extensions are also everything on social media, but social media is a whole different post. But extensions in ballet… truly are everything̷…
I’ve gotten a number of questions about physical preparations for pointe, so here’s a workout to help you build strength and balance. Make sure you don’t sickle, maintain your turnout (except, of course, during the planks and burpees), and do two or more times a week. I’ll also be making more dance posts in the future, including exercises to improve balance for all forms of dance, introduction to a pointe shoe, my before- and after-class routines, and more!
I stumbled upon this ballet mime guide the other day. It’s really neat. When I first started watching ballet, I really struggled to understand anything the dancers were “saying”. This would’ve been...
Hello! Today (as stated on the schedule,) I will be posting stretching workouts (for dance and fitness). Now, if your like me - you aren't very flexible. You may be more or less, but these are good workouts for flexible (and not so flexible) dancers gymnasts, cheerleaders, etc. A great workout I found on pinterest! A lot of times you start going for a goal thinking it will be easy, just practice every day and it will work! Right? Not necessarily. Yes; practicing is good, and does get you…
A Shoe for Every Foot (Type)
Finding the right pointe shoe can be challenging—and with tons of shoes on the market, there's a lot to consider. Dance Spirit asked Josephine Lee, expert pointe shoe fitter and owner of Dancer's Choice Dance Supply in Irvine, CA, to walk us through the best shoes for each foot shape.
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Learn to Turn
Consistent turns are a must for aspiring professional dancers, but pretty much everyone struggles with pirouettes at some point. Luckily, since we're all beholden to the same rules of physics, there are concrete steps every dancer can take to reach his or her top turning potential. “Three is the new two when it comes to pirouettes, but the secret to turning is technique, not magic," says Bojan Spassoff, president and director of The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia.
14 Tips & exercises to help you on to your “full pointe”
Here are 14 ballet pointe tips to improve your pointe work and help you get a better position en pointe. Includes a video from The Accidental Artist Sarah Arnold. Click to read more at Zarely.co on how to improve your full pointe. Photographer: Rachel Neville Dancer: Lia Cirio