Stretching is an essential part of every dancer's daily routine, and like all other aspects of dance training there is a right and wrong way to stretch.
The links below are to two excellent articles on stretching. The two most important takeaways:
- Overstretching can cause serious injuries
- Avoid stretching when before warming up
- Never stretch to the point of pain
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Dance Magazine - Are you Stretching the Wrong Way?
I'm Allan Redstone, one of the co-owners of Opus. I'll use this blog to post news items about Opus, as well as dance and music related items that may be of interest to our school community