To dance at your best and avoid injury it is essential to do a thorough, specific warm before every class or performance. Many people stretch before class, however, if you hold a static stretch for more than 20 seconds you can actually lose power and strength in that muscle which obviously not ideal before dancing!

When we dance we use all parts of our body so it is essential to get everything moving in your warm up, not just your legs and feet. This warmup is more dynamic and focuses on mobilising your muscles, joints and most importantly your fascia. Fascial mobilising exercises aim at loosening the connections between layers of muscles and are often far more effective than normal stretches.

Click on the picture below to download our PDF on safe warm up and cool down stretches and mobilisers.