Why do dancers work so hard on their legs?!?

A dancer is always required to keep their legs active. Understanding how to keep your legs moving constantly can be difficult, especially when combining with other actions in the body. In dancing, you are required to bend and straighten your knees as you transfer your weight, and often one leg will be bending as the other is straightening. Understanding how your knees work in conjunction with the rest of your body is the long-term goal. In order to understand the ankle’s connection to the rest of the body, you must understand how your knees work independently. You will also have to constantly condition the muscles in your legs to improve the amount of flexibility and strength around your knee. This will allow you to understand the range of movement your knees have, which will make connecting your knees with other actions much easier and mathematical.

 “Using clear measurements with equations including so many variables is pertinent and must be done to achieve the highest results possible.”

-Jonathan Green

Enjoy the illustration below and click here to view exercises that will strengthen your knee(s).

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