The holidays are quickly approaching, and we are all in need of some downtime this season!
While it is essential that you use this time to relax and regroup, it’s also crucial to keep those skills that you’ve worked so hard to achieve throughout the year.
This blog post will give you some tips on staying active while still improving during the holidays. Keep reading for five tips for keeping your dance technique during the holiday break.
Create a plan with realistic goals.
Your goal may be to maintain your dance technique and skill, or it may be to improve a trick you have been working so hard to get.
Whatever it may be, come up with an action plan to achieve these goals. This may be as simple as stretching three times a week to help improve flexibility or committing to short but daily dance workouts. Just make sure whatever you’re doing gets you closer to achieving your goal.
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Check out YouTube.
You will probably be told to go easy on social media this holiday season. However, YouTube is a great place to find out some essential dance tips and tricks.
Start by searching for a dance video that teaches you a new style, technique, or combination. There are even some great workout videos for dancers.
Research some local places where you can participate in some healthy exercise classes. Pilates and yoga are great for dancers because they help with flexibility, core work, and mindset – all critical for solid dance techniques!
The highly qualified teachers at Evolution Healing Arts have some great options to keep your mind and body in shape this holiday season. They use the fundamentals of Yoga and Ayurveda to connect their students to their crafts; arts, fitness, education, and mindfulness practices are all offered and customized to meet each student’s needs.
Seek out some workshops or camps.
You may be able to find some workshops, camps, or private lessons this season to help keep your dance technique fresh.
These dance workshops or camps are great opportunities to try new styles and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Don’t forget to rest and relax!
You have worked hard all year, be sure to take some time for yourself outside of dance. Things will feel more manageable if you tend to your needs first.
Pamper yourself a little; you earned it. Some things you can do to pamper yourself include:
- Get a massage.
- Turn your bedroom into a retreat and binge-watch your favorite shows.
- Get some essentials for a spa night with you and your favorite dance besties.
- Crank up the music and dance to music that makes you feel good. Be sure you are doing it because it makes you happy.
Your mind and your body will thank you!
Remember, holiday breaks are also designed to give your body a rest, so you should include a few days of downtime to let your body relax and heal while you have the time. While it’s important to keep up your dance technique, it’s also important to find a healthy balance.
Be sure to enjoy your friends and family this Christmas, and contact us if you need some assistance in keeping up your technique during the holiday season. Happy holidays from Evolution Dance Complex.