The thing about dancing is you have to be a dancer to understand it. It has been said that a dancer has to control every muscle in his or her body at the same time while making it look effortless. The fact is, being a dancer is no different than being any other athlete. Being a dancer takes tremendous skill, strength, and agility.
Below, we will give you some professional tips that will help you live the life of a dancer. A dancer is not just something you do. A dancer is what you are. The habits we are suggesting are habits that you will need to incorporate into your life. They will help you at every level of your skill and in every form of dance you perform.
Learn how your food fuels your body
We know we should eat a healthy diet. But past that, how much do we really understand? When it comes to the body of any athlete, you must learn which foods give you what you need, when you need it.
Begin with carbohydrates. Carbs are fast fuel. They are needed for the bursts of energy that is needed for a performance. For low burning (long-term) energy, you need protein. Protein comes in many forms. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can get the needed protein in the form of cheese, veggies, nuts, grains, and supplements.
Even fats are needed to keep your body healthy. While many people claim to have the perfect eating plan, your eating plan must be designed to give you the energy and nutrition that you need in your particular state. Your diet must change as your body changes. Your dietary needs must be addressed at all times.
Stretch – a lot
Stretching is required before you exercise. Your muscles expand and contract and they have memory. It takes times to develop them. If you don’t stretch, you risk injury.
Do not limit yourself to stretching only before dancing. Your body benefits every time you stretch. Stretching should be done every day, several times…