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Exercises

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Exercises are very important to help a dancer keep and improve the ability they already have.  

Why we Exercise

1. Flexibility
2. Decreases risk of injury
3. Can help posture
4. Balance
5. Coordination
6. Improves blood circulation throughout the body

Stretching Precautions!

1. Always warm-up!! If not you are at a greater risk of pulling a muscle, and it will not enable you to stretch to your maximum and receive a good work-out.

2. Stretching takes time and energy. Do not stretch before you go to bed, as it will cause poor sleep habits. Stretch lightly in the morning, and wait until you have a set aside block of time to stretch to your maximum.

3. Results vary for every person. Just because you do the same stretches as your friend doesn’t mean that he/she and you will achieve the same goal at the same time. Be prepared for jealousy if you stretch with a friend!

Fun links to workouts.....

Strength

The Splits

Turnout

Feet and Arches

Just All Over