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Conditioning

Conditioning: Upper Body & Core Body Weight Drill (For Small Spaces)

This is a conditioning drill that you can follow along with at home. As the title suggests, it is body weight routine (no pole or equipment needed) and is focused on core and upper body strength, as well as elements of active flexibility, that we can apply directly to our dancing.Important points: Please ensure that...
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Conditioning: Ankle Strengthening

Here is a conditioning routine of 10 exercises to create more stability in your ankles. This is especially important for dancing in heels. If you dance barefoot, this will help with your lines and toe points. All you need is a pole or chair to balance with and a yoga brick / thick book /...
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Conditioning: Ankle Strengthening With Heels

Here is a conditioning routine of 6 exercises in heels to create more mobility and stability in your ankles as well as increased awareness of what your ankles are doing while you are dancing! I recommend using this conditioning drill after your warm-up and before you start training your dancing or tricks in heels, especially...
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Conditioning: Pull-Up Crunch

This is an essential conditioning move! For me, it is quite telling when I watch people dancing as to whether or not they have mastered their pull-up crunches. Especially when it comes to inverting and making clean transitions when dancing.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to master this move on both sides...
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Conditioning: Suppine Flares

This is one of my most favourite conditioning exercises to work my core and lower body. It’s a great way to work on your active flexibility for front splits and middle splits as well as to improve your lines aerially. Try starting with 8 and as you feel them improve you can add more sets...
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Conditioning: Butterflies

This is a great all levels conditioning exercise. To increase difficulty, increase the reps / sets. If I’m on a day of training away from the pole, I would do 4 sets of 4 reps in one direction, then 4 the other direction, as part of my conditioning routine. If I’m on a day of...
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Conditioning: Advanced Butterflies

Here is a fun progression on the Butterflies from a previous Conditioning tutorial! These are not only meant for conditioning and developing your active mobility, they can be used for ‘dancing through’ so that way when you are conditioning, you are also training your muscle memory to create seamless movement and transitions. Here is the...
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Fundamentals: Floor Jade

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