How to improve your dancing skills off the dance floor

The dance floor is a great place to showcase your fitness and flexibility. To improve your dancing skills, it is important to have a daily exercise routine that supports your overall fitness. By performing a few exercises that complement your dancing, you may notice that your dancing skills show a marked improvement. Here is a look at some exercises that will help you improve your dance skills.


To improve your dance skills, it is important to strengthen your cardiovascular endurance. By performing a regular cardio workout, you may notice that you have increased endurance when you are dancing. In addition, cardio exercises will provide you with a great boost in your general level of fitness. Great cardio workouts include jogging, swimming or cycling.

Core exercises

Dancing requires an incredible amount of abdominal and core strength. By toning and exercising your core, you may notice that you are more stable and confident in your dancing abilities. With a strong core, you will be able to perform advanced dance moves. Core strengthening exercises include sit-ups, plank pose or yoga classes.

Arm and back strengthening

To improve your dance skills off the dance floor, you may want to perform exercises that help to strengthen your arms and back. While dancing often helps to strengthen leg and lower body muscles, the arms and back should also be toned. To target your arm strength, you can lift light weights or perform resistance training exercise.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Burr Ridge offers dance lessons for dancers of all ages and levels of fitness. To learn more about how you can enroll in dance classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, give them a call at 630-455-0665. 

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