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Have special awareness in the studio
This will prevent colliding with someone, or hurting yourself when around any other equipment.
Tie back all hair
It is a safety hazard if your hair is not tied back, because if it is over your face, you will not be able to see properly and may trip over.
It looks unprofessional during performances to keep scraping back your hair.
Take off all jewellery
If jewellery is caught on anything, it can be very dangerous. As well, it looks more professional in performance if you take off jewellery.
Eating a balanced diet
This will keep you fit, and give you the right amount of energy from the right foods to exercise.
Some good slowreleasing energy foods are potatoes, pasta, porridge, bananas, and many more.
As well, it is recommended that you do not eat for less than two hours before you begin to dance, for health reasons.
Get at least 8 hours sleep
This is so that you have enough energy to dance and you
do not feel too tired. In addition, enough sleep will give you
a more positive frame of mind so that you are in the
mood to try harder to achieve more.
Avoid harmful substances
This includes smoking, alcohol, drugs and more. They will
all affect your ability in dance.
Do not dance with injury
If you danced with an injury, chances are that it will
make it worse. Try not to put too much pressure on the
injured area, and stop if something hurts.
Everyone should drink 2 litres (or 8 glasses) of water per day.
If you do not drink enough water, it is likely that you will suffer from a headache.
The reason we need to drink so much, is to replace the water we lost due to perspiration, urine and respiratory water loss.
Cool down after dancing
A cool down after dancing is done so that it prevents your muscles from feeling sore the next day.
The main purpose of the cool down is to reduce your pulse rate.
It should include slow stretching and deep slow breaths.
Always warm up before dancing
This prepares your body and your mind. If you warm up you decrease the chance of injury and increase your ability to learn.
The warm up should include... pulse raiser, stretching, mobilisation, and marking through phrases and motifs used in your dance.
This warms up your muscles and increases your cardiovascular endurance.
It is important that when you dance, your clothing will be suitable and will not become a safety hazard.
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For example, your trousers should not be too long because otherwise you may easily trip over them.
The clothing must also be stretchy, so that you are enabled to move properly.…read more