23 Mar Areas to focus on exercising for dancers
In order to be physically able to perform your best choreography, it it crucial to work on specific parts of your body. Strengthening specific parts of the body is essential for a specific dance move will allow you to be able to dance without fully injuring yourself.
Arms and Shoulders
Working on your arms and shoulders in exercises outside of the dance studio will benefit you in the long run. By targeting your arms in workouts, it will build your strength to be able to do dance moves that need your arms and shoulder muscles.
- Tricep dips
- Bicep and tricep curls
- Overhead tricep presses
- Tricep kickbacks
- Push ups
Focusing on your core area is also very important for dancers. A strong core allows dancers to have the ability to do specific dance moves that are very demanding. Building your core strength will only strengthen your ability and stability to do more challenging dance moves.
- Side planks
- Side crunches
- Russian twist
- Leg raises
Targeting these two areas for dancers will allow you to have more strength and ability for your choreography. It is also great to also obviously focus on your legs, however you are doing that constantly. Lastly, make sure you are stretching before and after dancing.