If you’re like most dancers, summer doesn’t only means a break from school but a break from your regular dance schedule as well. While summer intensives help keep you in shape, they don’t last all summer. Go back to school this fall, fit and dance ready. Here’s how!
If you have the opportunity, take a summer dance intensive. Often these classes are hyper focused on technique and learning. While some intensives are an audition or invite only, many of your local studios offer summer classes or camps. Search for dance, ballet, or tap intensive in your area to discover various offerings around town.
Additionally, many studios offer all-day workshops or master classes. These workshops are a fantastic way to try out a new style of dance. In fact, DanceWear Corner will be hosting a Master Class in August. Click here to learn more and register.
In addition to the summer intensives, high school aged dancers can stay dance ready by enrolling in a summer course at their local college. Many schools allow dual enrollment. With summer classes and time limitations, these are often more intense yet a rewarding way to learn from experienced dancers.
Even if you’re not in class, a daily fitness routine is a great way to cross train while giving your body a break from dance. Find a workout buddy and schedule time to challenge your muscles. Get a combination of cardio, strength, alignment, and stretching. If you prefer a gym, see if a local fitness center has summer rates or programs. If the gym isn’t the right place for you, check out some of the amazing streaming services the internet has to offer. Check out Daily Burn’s Barre Class, for something different but familiar.
Check out the I-Flex Stretch Unit for at home stretching and increasing flexibility.
Relax and Have Fun!
There’s a reason we have summer breaks, to relax and have fun. Make sure you give your mind a mental rest so you can return to class in the fall recharged and ready. And most importantly take time for your muscles to recover. If you just finished your Spring performances, you were likely dancing a lot, and your body needs this time to recover. And once your summer dance programs are done, put your feet up! You earned it.
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