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Dancers' Warm up

What does ‘warm up’ bring to your mind? How do you warm up in the dance classes you take or in your own dance practice? Unfortunately, dancers often replace warm up with stretching and are found sitting on the studio floor before the class begins. There are two problems here. First, stretching does not provide any kind of warming up and does not prepare your body for dance training. Second, long lasting static stretches actually have many negative impacts on dance training followed by it. In reality, warming up should include raising the pulse, mobilising the joints, dynamic stretching, dance-style specific preparation, and mental preparation and getting focused.

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