Tag: hydration

Can Certain Types of Water Hydrate You Better?

Dancers know they need to drink plenty of fluids. As little as 1 to 2 percent fluid loss from sweat can affect mental and physical performance, causing issues with focus, memory, balance and endurance. “Proper hydration also minimizes muscle cramping and aids in recovery. It’s good for digestion. It helps lubricate joints,” says Yasi Ansari, […]

When Should Dancers Hydrate with More than Water?

It’s hour three of an intense rehearsal, you’re feeling mentally foggy and exhausted, and your stomach hurts. Did you know the culprit could be something as simple as dehydration? Proper hydration helps maintain physical and mental function while you’re dancing, and keeps your energy levels high. But with so many products on the market promising […]

Morning Moves: How 5 Professional Dancers Start Their Day

The way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. Establishing a productive and mindful morning routine can leave you feeling relaxed, grounded, and ready to take on the day ahead, no matter how busy. We asked five professional dancers to share what they like to do each morning […]

7 Ways To Make Dancing in the Heat Less Miserable

Summertime, and the living is…steamy. Studios can be hot. Outdoor festivals can be grueling—especially once those stage lights turn on. When the temperatures rise, movement feels harder and your body fatigues faster. What’s a dancer to do? Follow these steps to make the heat less taxing on your body so that it doesn’t keep you […]

Your Ideal Post-Performance Game Plan

Show week can take a lot out of you. You might have early company classes, long tech rehearsals and late-night cast parties—not to mention the actual time you spend performing. But developing the right post-show routine can help you recover before the next time you hit the stage. Fight Inflammation Fast Start battling inflammation within […]