Supporting Leg S.O.S.

I don't know which is worse....the way a bent supporting leg looks or how much it negatively impacts your dancer's skills.   With dropping heels, bent knees and weak glutes it's impossible to keep a straight line, explode off the floor or move with control....

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Ankle Strengthening Exercises

Ankle injuries are not normal and do not "come with the territory" of dancing. I was recently teaching a strength and injury prevention class and when I asked how many dancers had been injured before, I was SHOCKED that almost every dancer had been injured and I was...

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Keep Your Dancers Fit at Home

Keep your dancers fit and training safely whether they're at home in a pandemic or a holiday break.   Below are 4 exercises that will work and strengthen your dancer's core, glutes, ankles and hips.    I chose these areas of focus because when they are...

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How to Solve the Bent Knee Problem

Are you getting frustrated with your dancers and their bent knees? Whether it's in their turns or extensions, bent knees are an eye sore and just telling a dancer to elongate their legs isn't enough.   I know it seems like a simple fix, but you have to give them...

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Training for Skills vs. Strength

Has this crossed your mind yet? You've made conditioning a staple in your class or you're a member of Dancer-Fitness.Com so you're using the pre-made training plans and now you're wondering.... If I'm training my dancers multiple times a week, should I be focusing on...

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The Formula for Effective Dancer Training

Hey Hey! I'm going to keep this short because if you're like me, you're reading this while sipping some coffee or waiting in line for one and you don't have all day! I'm on week three of virtual bootcamps / conditioning classes and I'm working with a number of teams...

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