Your healthy habit for this month is to work 15 minutes of physical activity into every day. Since we are all musical theatre people, it makes the most sense if that 15 min is dancing, but anything that gets you moving will benefit your body and mind.
Some of us already take dance classes, but I bet if you are anything like me you don’t do anything on the days you don’t have class! So on the alternate days, add in a little stretching or rehearsing the routine you learned in class.
Set the timer, and go for it! Don’t forget to drink some water when you’re done!
What should I do?
- Try browsing the Teach Yourself section for ideas, site links and products that can help you teach yourself some dance moves.
- Learn pilates! Pilates is a great way to compliment both dancing and singing because it strengthens your core!
What other ideas do you have to get us moving?
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written by Kylah Eide, February 04, 2007
The best thing I can say to everyone is to invest in a playstation 2 (around $80 CA) and Dance Dance Revolution package (around $60 CA) with a game and a mat in one box. This is an amazing way to lose a ton of weight. My friend lost twenty pounds without even trying over the summer. We just found it amazingly fun. I lost weight myself and got amazing strength in my legs (I built up a lot of endurance for tap).
If you really, really like it, I would suggest getting a metal dance pad because it can be hard on your legs to use the mat without any shoes. I didn’t get any pain, but I’ve heard of it happening if you are particularly over-weight or have very sensitive joints.
It’s extremely addictive. I hate sports, I generally hate physical activity besides dance, and DDR is a great way to get addicted to exercise.
written by Caitlin , February 05, 2007
Well, as far as dancing goes, I definitely recommend belly dancing. I don’t suggest trying to learn from a video, though, because the nuances can be lost; taking a class the best way to learn. It may feel awkward at first because we’re not used to moving our bodies in such an isolated, fluid manner; but if you keep with it, you will find that it isn’t just a fun form of exercise. You will gain self-confidence and kinesthetic awareness, and lose some of the inhibitions you may have had about dancing before.
written by AmandaC, February 07, 2007
This is going to be so hard for me. I will try my best and apply myself the best I can.
written by Lani Anderson, April 25, 2008
I haven’t actually had regular physical activity since the fall… I’ll have to work on this one.
written by Sarah, May 15, 2008
I am a martial arts girl, myself. Not only will it keep you toned, it is incredibly useful for actors/dancers, because it helps you get really aware of your body and its capabilities while helping your balance and movement. Another good all-over exercise is rock climbing. On a good wall, not a muscle gets left out!
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