Today's post contains exercises you can do in class or at home to improve your muscle strength. Before you begin, remember to review our exercise tips.
Benefit to dancers: Strengthened hip flexor muscles and improving balance on one leg (which helps with turns and static poses).
All of these exercises need the band to be stabilized by a stationary object low to the floor. At home, this could be a sturdy table, bed post or other heavy piece of furniture. In class, you could use a partner – just remind the students to check their bands for small tears which could cause the band to snap.
Slow Degages to the Side (Hip Abduction / Adduction)
Loop the band around your ankle and attach the other end to the sturdy object.