In this video, Alex takes you through additional techniques within her Pilates-inspired warm-up ritual, developed to help set the stage for success as a dancer! Learn specific techniques for warming up/working your toes, feet, ankles and calves!
Here's some bonus movement science terms which are beneficial for YOU:
Balance - Neuroplasticity? Propreoception? Science! We need both to balance and find balance! Propreoception means: "awareness of the position and movement of the body". When we close our eyes, our vestibular system (what helps us balance) has to kick in! How’s your vestibular system working? Test it out in this series of drills. By practicing balancing, it will get better! Sometimes in the matter of minutes. However, if you don’t use it - you’ll lose it.
Keywords: The vestibular system is a sensory system that is responsible for providing our brain with information about motion, head position, and spatial orientation; it also is involved with motor functions that allow us to keep our balance, stabilize our head and body during movement, and maintain posture.
Neuroplasticity - the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury.
AKA - practice as you want to perform!
Level: All Levels
Injury Prevention: Do not participate if you have ankle/foot/knee problems, or are recovering from an injury and have bodyweight-bearing limitations.
*Injury Prevention Disclaimer: Do not participate if you have any back, neck, knee, hip or ankle injury, or other serious medical concern, or are pregnant. Always listen to your body and discontinue should you feel any pain or discomfort. All content in this video is of a recreational nature and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. By watching and participating, you agree that District Irish Dance LLC DBA "Celticore Online Studio" and instructor staff can not be held responsible for injury which could occur. You should always consult a physician prior to beginning any fitness program.*