A strong core is key.
I learned this hard way during warm-up. “Having a strong core is so important to dancing and being able to keep your balance and find your centre,” says Amberley Waddell, Dance Pak co-ordinator and choreographer. Her favourite move: while in the splits bend from side to side to work the obliques. READ MORE: Motivational fitness gear to inspire your workout
Weight training can help you dance better
“I feel that weight training is very important for dancers; the strength in your upper body allows you to hit your movements much stronger,” says Waddell. READ MORE: Why is everyone talking about LISS cardio and should you be doing it?
You have to work on your flexibility every day.
Splits are not conquered overnight. Take time to stretch after every workout, says Waddell, who also uses yoga to keep her limbs loose. READ MORE: How to prevent burnout