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Five Best Stretches for Dancers

Five Best Stretches for Dancers

A Step by Step Guide At Nan’s School of Dance, we believe that stretching is an essential part of dance. Stretching keeps the dancer's muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion for our joints. Without it, the muscles...

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How To Improve Your Posture In Dance

How To Improve Your Posture In Dance

5 Things To Try At Each Dance Lesson Did you know that approximately 40 % of children have poor posture? This could be because of carrying heavy backpacks or spending too much time hunched over looking at a phone or tablet. Whatever the reason, children's posture is...

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Why Is Core Strength Important for Dancers?

Why Is Core Strength Important for Dancers?

5 Exercises That Can Help Strengthen Your Core Dancing is an intense physical activity that involves the use of the entire body – arms, legs, feet, shoulders, hips. A dancer is using all of these parts of the body to execute various movements going from one to the...

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The Importance of Sleep for Dancers

The Importance of Sleep for Dancers

5 Tips To Improve Your Sleep Dancers who want the best for their body know to focus on nutrition, hydration, stretching and exercise, but one component that is often overlooked is sleep! Sleep is so important for our body’s well being. If you are a dancer, and want...

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How To Strength Train Your Legs For Dance

How To Strength Train Your Legs For Dance

4 Exercises To Try Dancing is a physically demanding activity that requires the use of all major muscle groups. It is high energy and can be fast paced. That’s why dancers are in great shape. No matter the style of dance that you perform, your legs are one of the most...

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The Importance of Nutrition in Dance

The Importance of Nutrition in Dance

Fueling A Dancer Dancers are very physical and it’s crucial that they have the proper nutrition to perform at their best. When thinking about food, try thinking of it as fuel for the body. What can you put in your body that is going to optimize your performance? What...

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New Year’s Dance Resolutions

New Year’s Dance Resolutions

7 Resolutions You Can Actually Keep It’s a New Year, and you know what that means…time to make your New Year’s Resolution that you will inevitably break by February! What if you could make a resolution that you can actually keep and that will help with your dancing?...

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How To Take Care of Your Body While Dancing

How To Take Care of Your Body While Dancing

Tips To Keep Your Body Healthy Warm Up and Stretching Warming up and stretching is probably one of the most important things a dancer can do before practice. When you stretch your muscles, ligaments and tendons, you can push them to their limits. If you do not take...

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