Laura Hillenius, Sydney Dance Company Physiotherapist, adds, ‘”Warm up should be about getting the body physically warm for class or rehearsal – the cardio-vascular or ‘active’ part of a dancers’ warm up is the component most commonly missed by dancers.” Stretching and strengthening are inextricably linked throughout a dancer’s day. Hillenius makes this distinction clear as she states, “Strengthening is always the priority for a dancer. There is no use in having lots of range of movement if you don’t have the strength to utilize it in the studio or on stage.” Heflin agrees, sharing, “The science of stretching is always evolving; however, the current finding in studies on stretching promotes the use of dynamic stretching during warm-up, prior to activity, and static (held) stretches during cool-down, post activity. The reasoning for this is that static stretches have been found to decrease the contractile properties in muscle, due to the extended tension. Hence, the muscles will not be able to produce full force to jump, sprint and engage fully for movements found in petite and grand allegro.” “Additionally, we know that overstretching a muscle, by staying in a static stretch for a prolonged period of time can make the surrounding joints unstable. Therefore, strengthening also needs to be incorporated to obtain the functional flexibility requirements in dance.” Regarding strength, Mme Peff Modelski, American trained professional ballet dancer for four decades, master teacher and Feldenkrais practitioner in Chicago adds, “Strength comes from careful, thoughtful repetition that includes monitoring breathing. Stamina for jumping, for long ballets or aerobic competitive sequences is built by starting much more slowly than the final speed and working up to it, in order to find out when the breath is needed.” Overall, stretching and strengthening shouldn’t be separated. The presence of one without the other creates serious deficits in a dancer’s training.

    

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STAR STATUS- CHOREOGRAPHED BY TINA THOMPSON

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This spring the SKIN Dancers will launch their WEBCHANNEL on DANCE & LIFE EMPOWERMENT to the public. It is a multi-ethnic company of dancers, ages 8- 65. We hold no boundaries to Dance and believe it is for the people and should be given back to the people! We believe Dance can heal, reveal, revive, inspire and correct pathway's that lead to self-destruction. Dance is a Healer first, and a movement second!. We deliver DANCE FAITH through tough love and guidance.

The webisode program is dedicated to educating and providing the arts to adults and students about the depth of commitment it takes to physically and mentally prepare themselves for a performing arts career. In this professional dance company environment, students begin to understand the responsibility required of them and the rewards of contributing to a product of exceptional quality. The company shares their talent with the community on a regular basis, with outreach demonstrations and
performances at festival events, schools, and other locations in New York, Atlanta, Washington, and Philadelphia.

More Unique and diverse than most dance companies, The SKIN Dancers are trained to perform works in all dance styles. The company's diverse repertoire includes over 30 works of Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, African, Ethnic, and theatre arts, choreographed by world recognized choreographers and recognized advisory boards.

The Impact Your Contributions Will Have Any aid we receive here on Indiegogo will go toward offsetting costs for the dancers and unpaid equipment rentals while on the set and during production. Your help will ensure we are able to provide these deserving and aspiring artists with the best experience possible.  Your contributions could also help in covering the costs of costumes, guest choreographers, visiting lecturers, equipment rentals, lighting, and
publicity for the dancers throughout the rest of the year.

Other Ways You Can Help

So many of you have already helped with your time and emotional support, and if you are unable to assist us with a contribution here you can still help us by spreading the
word. Feel free to share links to this page on your personal Facebook and Twitter accounts. Like the official SKIN- The Tina Thompson Dance Company page on Facebook at the link below. In the coming days we’ll be launching a YouTube channel collecting dance and fitness clips from our amazing past shows!

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The Impact Your Contributions Will Have

Any aid we receive here on Indiegogo will go toward offsetting costs for the dancers and unpaid equipment rentals while on the set and during production. Your help will ensure we are able to provide these deserving and aspiring artists with the best experience possible.  Your contributions could also help in covering the costs of costumes, guest choreographers, visiting lecturers, equipment rentals, lighting and marketing materials/outlets for the dancers throughout the rest of the year.

Other Ways You Can Help

So many of you have already helped with your time and emotional support, and if you are unable to assist us with a contribution here you can still help us by spreading the
word. Feel free to share links to this page on your personal Facebook and Twitter accounts. Like the official SKIN- The Tina Thompson Dance Company page on Facebook at the link below. In the coming days we’ll be launching a YouTube channel collecting dance and fitness clips from our amazing past shows!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SKIN-THE-TINA-THOMPSON-DANCE-COMPANY/108858235832448



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