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IMPROVING YOUR BALANCE

Having good core strength is essential to movement and balance. Our ‘core’ refers to all the muscles that surround and connect to our trunk. It doesn’t matter how strong your arms and legs are if the muscles they’re attached to in your centre aren’t equally as strong. To support and enhance your core, it needs some love and attention. Consistent strength training exercises are required to ensure your core strength is the best it can be. #kayleighgelfo #dance #ballet #choreogr

HOW TO AVOID MUSCLE CRAMPS

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction or spasm of one or more of your muscles. Though generally harmless, muscle cramps can make it temporarily impossible to use the affected muscle and also cause pain and discomfort to the implicated area. Lasting from a few seconds up to fifteen minutes, you can sometimes notice a bulging lump of muscle tissue beneath the skin too. Muscles that are commonly affected by cramping are legs (calves, hamstrings, quadriceps), fe

IMPORTANCE OF CORE STRENGTH

Core strength isn’t only integral to dancers and athletes, it’s also required for daily life. Our core allows us to move in any direction while also assisting and maintaining our balance, posture, and overall body strength. When we think of our core we tend to think of just the abdominal muscles, but it also includes the muscles in our back and around our pelvis. There are five main muscles we utilise and engage when working on our core strength. These include the erector spi

THINGS SUCCESSFUL DANCERS DO

Here are 6 things you may not have heard before, to help you achieve your dance goals: 1. Embrace change 2. Join the audience 3. Network 4. Get the right equipment 5. Visit specialist health professionals 6. Rest #kayleighgelfo #dance #ballet #choreography #bodyconditioning #stretch #dancer #dancing #dancelife #posts #newpost #teacher #teaching #lessons #danceteacher #balletdancer #balletclass #dancetips101 #tips #health #fitness #healthylifestyle #wellness #healthy #motivati

EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR POINTE

Toe Dancing 1. In a parallel position, sitting on a chair, place your feet flat on the ground. Make sure you are lifting through your arches. 2. Lift your big toes off the floor but keep your other toes firmly on the ground. 3. Then reverse the process; keep your big toes down and lift up your other toes. 4. Do this 30 times. Big Toe Exercise 1. Kneel on one knee and keep one foot on the ground with your foot flat. Grasp your big toe. 2. Hold onto your toe while trying to pus

IMPORTANCE OF WARMING UP

When executed correctly a warm up prepares you both mentally and physically, increases coordination and proprioception, raises heart rate, circulation and body temperature, enhances joint movement and mobility, and supports overall performance while reducing and preventing the onset of injuries. In regards to warming up, there are two important phases to think of - dynamic and static. #kayleighgelfo #dance #ballet #choreography #bodyconditioning #stretch #dancer #dancing #dan

IMPROVING MEMORY FOR CHOREOGRAPHY

he ways in which we learn and retain information varies from person to person and is different for everyone. Some find it easier to learn by watching, others by moving. When it comes to memory retention and learning there are three primary methods that are practised - auditory, visual, and physical. #kayleighgelfo #dance #ballet #choreography #bodyconditioning #stretch #dancer #dancing #dancelife #posts #newpost #teacher #teaching #lessons #danceteacher #balletdancer #balletc