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  • Writer's pictureKara Felmlee

Benefits of Summer Dance Training

Updated: May 6, 2022

By Kara Felmlee

It’s the month of May and if you are anything like me, you are on the edge of your seat with the anticipation of Summer! I cannot wait to go camping, hiking, motorcycling and simply relax on the deck soaking up the sun. In addition, I am very much looking forward to teaching Summer Dance Classes.

As a dance teacher, Summer is without a doubt my favorite time to teach. Without the long days of school and homework, I find the students are more relaxed, enabling them to soak up more information! Not having the added workload of preparing for performances, competitions or exams, teachers have time to reflect on the dance season just completed and help students establish NEW goals and initiate the steps needed to achieve those goals.

Advantages to Summer Training:

● Avoid regression by retaining strength & muscle memory

● Injury prevention by maintaining overall physical fitness

● Master NEW skills to carry into the next dance Season

● Brush up on Dance Terminology & Cecchetti Theory

● Opportunity to try NEW techniques

● Avoid “couch potato syndrome” and keep your kids active!

● Social engagement & FUN!

Although we highly recommend your dancer continue their training in the summer, physical breaks are also very important! Be careful, however, not to break for too long. Extended periods without training can have negative effects. “Taking a break in training for up to 14 days is fine, but after that, problems due to inactivity—a decrease in stamina or technical ability—will start to set in.” — Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, PhD, Associate Professor in the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University.

We want to help you balance training with much needed summer breaks! We offer Workshop Style classes giving you plenty of opportunity to get your well-deserved R&R! Most of our classes take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays allowing for long weekends to enjoy family vacations and summer fun with friends!

Check out our summer dance offerings here.

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