How To Fit Strength Training In Your Classes
August 29, 2019

I get asked all the time, “I only have 60 minutes for my technique class, how am I supposed to fit in conditioning too?”

My answer? You have to warm up your skills right? So you might as well warm them up with strength training.

All of the exercises I’ve provided on Dancer-Fitness.com are specifically designed for dancers and their skills. So take some time to use our filtering tool to search for TURNS, LEAPS, KICKS or any other skills you’re touching on in class and use them below.

OPTION 1 ON HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR CLASS

  • Dynamic warm up (walking lunges across the floor)
  • Stretch
  • Select  2 upper body exercises , 2 core exercises and 2 lower body exercises that correlate with the skills you’ll be working on in class
  • Alternating between upper, core and lower, do each exercise 10 – 15 times
  • This is about 6 -8 minutes of your class but you’ll be spending it on specific and effective exercises for your skills.
  • From here, go on with the rest of your class.

OPTION 2 ON HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR CLASS

  • Dynamic warm up (walking lunges across the floor)
  • Stretch
  • Begin your class and when there are about 25 minutes left do a quick circuit.
  • Select 2 upper body exercises , 2 core exercises and 2 lower body exercises THAT INVOLVE JUMPING OR ARE CARDIO BASED.
  • Alternating between upper, core and lower, do each exercise for 40 – 60 seconds switching legs or sides half way through if needed.
  • This circuit will work your dancer’s endurance and strength but because it’s only a few minutes they’ll have enough steam to get through the rest of class.
  • From here, go on with the rest of your class.

Do you have a jump technique class coming up? Grab a free copy of 5 Best Exercises to Increase JumpHeight & Power  These are some of my favorite exercises to use with teams so I thought you may like it too