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Tips from the Pros

Staying healthy during winter season!

Dancers, coaches and parents, The dance team winter season is in full swing! Longer practices, harder routines, and less recovery time. So how can dancers...

Tips from the Pros – TCO: DOMS vs. injury

Tip #5: Is that soreness normal? DOMS vs. injury Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is common for 2-3 days after performing hard dance practices...

Tips from the Pros – TCO: Roll it out

Tip #4: Roll it out Your muscles need a recovery strategy. Spending 5-10 minutes per night rolling it out can help decrease muscle soreness...

Tips from the Pros – TCO: Backpack snack ideas

Tip #3: Snack attack – Backpack snack ideas Going from school to practice? Water and carbohydrate fuel are key to sustaining your performance. This...

Tips from the Pros – TCO: Less is more

Tip #2: Less is more Athletes practice periodization – rotating their workouts, nutrition, competitions and games to peak performance and minimize overtraining. How does this...

Tips from the Pros: Tips for back to school

Dancers, There’s always a major spike in injury rates in October. Why? When we add increased activity, more time sitting, less time for sleep and...

Should dancers use sports drinks?

Tip #1:  Should dancers use sports drinks? Many sports drinks focus on providing electrolytes, carbohydrates and fluids. All of these can be important for...

Hydration tips from our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics

Our friends at the American College of Sports Medicine offer a position to help guide your hydration plan! Try to consume 8-10 oz. of...

Nutrition tips – eat the rainbow

Tip #3: Eat the rainbow! Each color represents different nutrients to help the body’s overall health to support your dancing. Here are some ideas in...

Aug. 6: Art of Dance Studio presents: Master Class with Corbin...

Professional dancers Ashley Everett and Corbin Hunter are coming to Brooklyn Park. They are on a quick break from Beyonce and JayZ's 'On the...

Tips from the Pros: Use of the foam roller to improve...

Tip #6: Use of the foam roller to improve your spotting How can foam rolling improve your spotting? Your neck and head sit on top...

Tips from the Pros: Dance smarter, not harder – Join a...

Tip #7: Dance smarter, not harder: 5 spots left Heart rate variability (HRV) measures the space between heartbeats. HRV monitors are different than heart...

Tips from the Pros: Are you using your roller to stretch...

Tip #4: Are you using your roller to stretch your psoas? Foam rollers can do more than trigger point release! A tight psoas often contributes...

Tips from the Pros: Foam rolling to improve turns & leg...

Tip #5: Foam rolling one surprising spot to help your turns and leg height What’s the secret spot? Surprise! It’s on the back half of...

Tips from the Pros: How to release your shin muscles

Tip #1: How to release your shin muscles Dancing extra hours this summer? Dancing on hard floors? Walking in big cities and campuses? This technique...

Tips from the Pros: Improve your turnout with a piriformis release

Tip #3: Improve your turnout with a piriformis release Working on turnout? The piriformis is a key turnout muscle, but after practice it needs a...

Tips from the Pros: How to improve leg height with a...

Tip #2: How to improve leg height with a TFL release Working on leg height, battement, develop, or high kick? This technique is for...

Summer Tips from the Pros special feature…Just roll with it!

*Note from Minnesota Dance News* We are only able to do what we do with the gracious support of the dance community and great organizations...

Summer nutrition tips

Dancers, coaches and parents, This month, we are focusing on the practical side of summer nutrition! Hydration Congratulations, we survived another Minnesota winter and finally can (or...

How can you train more efficiently instead of overtraining and risking...

Heart rate variability (HRV) measures the space between heartbeats. HRV monitors are different than heart rate monitors. The HRV score allows athletes to know...

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