Friday, April 5, 2013
E is For Exercise
A dancer has to have strength, balance and agility. Some dances call for a burst of power followed by a sudden stop. It is very much like ballet so the best exercise is ballet barre work, adding spins and turns.
A firm, supple body zooming around the dance floor with control is the one that commands the judges attention.
A daily exercise program is essential but the serious competitor will give some thought to the type of exercise for him/her. When I knew I wanted to compete, I dropped skiing. I asked myself which sport I felt more passionate about and dancing won without a thought. Yes, spills are taken on the dance floor but more serious spills are taken on the mountain.
Walking is a great exercise and I still try to walk 5 miles each day, with el mucho thanks to my dog. Ha