Even the best sense of rhythm, the most careful technical training, and the most astute dance intuition aren’t enough to make a dancer truly excel; you also need focused strength, balance, and flexibility to execute the movements with power and grace.
Body Conditioning improves the technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body’s core (abdominal and back muscles) while improving coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. The result is more lift without tension, deeper pliés, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout.
This photograph shows Gabrielle Parker executing a gorgeous split leap, this certainly wouldn’t be possible without a beautifully conditioned body. ‘Gabby’ studied at CCDS until she was 18years of age and is currently touring the world as the ‘White Cat’ (Victoria) in the famous musical ‘Cats.’
Isn’t she lovely!