Tips from the Pros: Spring Training Special Edition!

Dancers, coaches and parents,

Whether this is off season, audition season, or studio competition season, it is time for spring training!

We’ve gone behind the scenes to ask the Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Athletic Trainers, and Dance Medicine Physical Therapists for their favorite spring training exercises.

Each week on MN Dance News social media channels, we will share the exercises we learned from our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO).

Tip #1: Welcome to spring training!

Welcome to spring training! Over the next 12 weeks, we will share favorite spring training exercises from the Dance Medicine and Strength & Conditioning teams at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

We will be posting new tips here so bookmark this post and come back every Tuesday morning to see the new tips.
  1. Thread the leg plank

Special opportunity from TCO

Looking for summer training? Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) is offering their “Train Smarter, Not Harder for Dancers” program for a third year. This summer’s updates include weight room and special sessions on how to active & condition the ideal muscles for high kick safely.

Sessions are scheduled with your team at a TCO sports performance location, the Training HAUS, or your school. Sliding scale payment schedule determined by number of sessions and dancers participating.

To learn more about Twin Cities Orthopedics and our comprehensive Dance & Performing Arts Medicine services, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For questions related to Dance Medicine, contact




The articles from Twin Cities Orthopedics appearing in the Tips from the Pros segment are written by Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Dance Medicine providers for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.

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