My 15 Minute go to Workout

Happy Friday! Since it's the middle of the week I thought you may be falling into a training rut and looking for some mid week inspiration. Even if you're not lacking motivation you can save this workout for when you need a class or performance warm up, since it's a...

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How to Turn like the University of Minnesota

Did you catch the 2024 UDA college nationals? If not, let me fill you in on the turn set that broke the internet.... The University of Minnesota Dance Team ( Wooh! Love being a Minnesota dancer!) performed a set of opens filled with changing spots, pump turns,...

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Mobility vs Flexibility – Why Both Matter!

What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever heard about increasing your flexibility? I’ve heard that sleeping in a frog stretch or watching TV in the splits is the fastest way to increase flexibility. (Yikes!) Unfortunately, when flexibility is your dancers’ main focus,...

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Here are some Tips to get you En Pointe!

I've gotten DOZENS of messages from dancers, teachers and parents asking me how they can strengthen their body and get prepared for the coveted moment they can put on their first pair of pointe shoes.   I however am not the expert on this, so I called on my...

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Tight or Clicking Hips?!

Are your dancers complaining about tight hips?  Do they feel like their hips don’t open easily? There are three key things you need to focus on to make hips happier and healthier. With the exercises below, increase your dancers’: 1. Hip mobility 2. Hip flexibility 3....

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Sip, Sip, Turn! How a Straw can Improve your Turns!

  I know it's unconventional to carry a box of drinking straws in your dance bag, but you may want to hear me out on this one. You may have guessed by now if you have been following me for a while, that one of my favorite things to do is identify muscle...

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How Often Should YOU Be Stretching?

  Dancers who are excited to improve their skills and reach their splits often ask me: How often should I be stretching? While this varies for everyone, dancers can stretch daily. Stretching for a minimum ofthree days a weekis recommended by the American College...

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Still Turning on your Heel?

You're not alone if you keep hopping, dropping and turning on your heels. Sometimes it's the ONLY thing keeping a dancer from going to a triple from a double or finishing a complete set of opens.   Over 500 people just like you saved this REEL and for good reason...

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