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Prepare for ballet dance classes

So you wanted to prepare for ballet dance classes? First you got to check whether you are ready. Begin by standing with your chest lifted, shoulders relaxed as well as your feet hips’ width apart. Get a weight positioned evenly for the ball on the foot, the outside at the little toe, as well as the center in the heel. Take a look on your legs and hips which are positioned naturally. In the case of your pelvis is a neutral couple with your ankles, hips and knees stack up symmetrically, you should have nothing to worry about.

ballet dancerIf a hip or shoulder is leaner than it’s opposite, you may have a skeletal misalignment, residual tension, or both.seek a doctor’s help or else you be fighting this condition with a lot of unnecessary tensing and risk of getting hurt. It is likely that one leg will be shorter. It’s good to know that and you can use foot leveler as required. If your knees rotate in a little causing a slight bow shape towards legs, then you will want to use your thigh muscles to get your knees and thighs to face front and over the ankles. Also note where your pelvis has arrived.

Stay relax and start turning your head sideways and see whether there a perpendicular line through your body from the tip your head to your ankles. Decide if anything is pulling out of line. This is subtle if you are already trained. Your skeleton must be able to lineup well without much work. Should you be feeling tense,shake everything out and place yourself again.

Should your knees is over-straighten and curve backwards you may have hyper-extended knees. You will need to learn to hold them straight just for them to support you with strength. But if your knees are bent just a little forwards you are able to focus on stretching and relaxing your all your hip and quads and you may get gradual improvement. No matter what is your training level, you should take a look basic posture to see when there is any misalignment or extra tension. it does affects your risk of getting injured.

It’s good to conduct such check so you may discover whether you have problems which hinder your progress in learning ballet dance. Do not hesitate, start to resolve your issue before it occur.

Check out my previous post on “Warm up before dancing

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Ballet, Dance

 

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A kpop dance tutorial

An easy to follow dance tutorial for the song Ring Ding Dong!

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Dance, K pop

 

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Warm up before dancing

Sufficient warm up is needed in order to prevent injury and there is why knowledge on safe stretching  is needed to all athletes. For ballet dance safe stretching can helps you avoid injury. In school safe stretching habits needs to be taught for PE lesson. If your soft tissues are torn, inflammation can occur and scar tissue may form. Whatever kind of dancing you love, doing enough warm up can build strength, stretch the muscles and avoid dancing in pain.

If you have to stretch before class then some warm up is needed. Some arm swings and loose legs couple with easy forward and sideways bending is a good way to start. Get a deep breath while you do this can add to the warm up. If you getting stiff from sitting at a desk, stand up and walk around for one minute. This helps to get the muscle and joints moving.

Always stretch before the dance class. The end of the class is an ideal time to stretch. If it is not possible because the next class is starting or you cannot find another place in the dance studio to stretch yourselves, you can wear leg warmers at home. You can take a hot bath then start stretching. Soak in Epsom salts or sea salt is recommended and healthy for the muscles as the minerals help draw the acids out of your tissues.

Passive stretching involves another person to help you stretch. Stretching with a partner is not recommended until you are very advanced. A physiotherapist can stretch you properly, but if you do proper stretching you won’t need a physiotherapist.

Active stretching involves yourself stretching your own muscles. If you’re sitting in second position, you can hang over each leg, and then hang forward. Stretching over each leg is going to stretch your hamstrings, and all the muscles, ligaments and tendons around your pelvis and hips. You can go sideways keeping your torso stretched long to stretch the hip joint area. Then you can do a side bend over the same leg, and you’ll feel the stretch in the hamstring and the opposite hip and side of your torso. If you’re stretching to the right, be sure to keep the left hip on the floor, and the left leg stretched.

Deep breathing provides enough movement to apply pressure to the stretch; you do not need to bounce. If you can reach your feet in a second position stretch, you can pull yourself over the leg; hold the position for a minute or more, easing back if you start to feel real pain. Stretching does causes discomfort. Before you get to the point of pain, you are already stretching. You don’t have to push yourself to the point you will get injury. Begin by stretching every day, remember to be patient and stretch safely.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Dance

 

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Hello to wordpress!

Hey everybody welcome to my blog! I’m getting use to WordPress,I was using Tumblr previously. Have to say that WordPress seem to have much more options and features to play with. Guess I need sometime before I know how to use WordPress fully hehe 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Dance

 

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