“Light weights, high reps,” passive stretching, and all-in-one fitness classes may not be the best options for athletic dancers. Set yourself up for success with goal-directed training.
Dance nutrition shouldn’t be a struggle. Use these simple nutrition tips to lose fat, maintain muscle, and perform your best.
You may be physically prepared, but how’s your mental game? Use these practical suggestions for your next competition.
Upgrade your ballroom, swing, or salsa dancing instantly with these five technique tips.
Build strength, power, and muscle with a resistance training program designed for ballroom dancers. Read my article in the September/October 2014 issue of American Dancer magazine.
How do ballroom, ballet, and contemporary dancers differ? A new study reveals important differences in physique and fitness.
Research shows that dancing more may not be enough to dance your best. Improve your fitness and improve your dancing.
Fitness for dance is important. How do professional ballet dancers stack up?
High-intensity stretching is less effective than light stretching or strength training for improving active hip flexibility in dancers.
American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland shares her thoughts on training, nutrition, and balancing performance and aesthetics.
A dancer’s body is developed through anaerobic activity. Plyometrics, weights, and sprinting are better than cardio for improving dance fitness.
Getting motivated to exercise is easy if you use these behavioral and cognitive strategies.