We just love those NYC Rockettes and this Spring they are performing in a new Spring Spectacular with "Dancing With the Stars" heartthrob Derek Hough! Oh- to be a Rockette today! Always on the move with dance shoes in hand, the Rockettes have come up with 7 ways to add a little more dance into your life for 2015.
And check out our Adult Classes at Jeanne's to add some spring in your step! Today is the day to start taking care of YOU!
--Miss Amy :)
1. Take a dance class. There’s a class for any kind of dance mood you’re in. If you’ve done a dance class before, try a new one! Tis the season to start fresh, right?
2. See a live, local dance performance. The movies are old news. Live action is more exciting! Bring your special someone and make it a date night, or go with a BFF for a girls’ night out. Look for performance and tickets at local community centers, colleges and universities, arts centers and local dance companies.
3. Make a dance playlist. Whether you need some new choreography inspiration or just need some better tunes to keep you going on the treadmill, spend some time one day making a playlist—or a few—to keep you pumped up! Design one for each phase of your workout, or line up some new songs to pump you up during warm-ups.
4. De-stress like a dancer. Sometime the hustle and bustle of the holidays can leave you feeling unlike your normal, relaxed self. Set aside a day to de-stress like a Rockette. Take a yoga class, spend some quiet time stretching out your muscles or just schedule some quality time with yourself to do whatever makes you feel happy (bring on the Netflix!).
5. Put together a dance-inspired outfit. First, decide your look: Keep it comfy with a ballet-inspired outfit of leggings, a wrap top and a sock bun, or go a little glam with a tulle skirt. Next, clean out that closet to see what you already have. The last step: Hit the mall and put those holiday gift cards to good use to complete your look!
6. Whip up healthy food for your dance practices and workouts. Spend an afternoon making a few batches of healthy soup to freeze (perfect to grab for lunch on your way out the door), or hit the grocery store and stock up on healthy snacks for dance practices. You’ll be more likely to actually go to that dance class if you have a healthy meal or snack keeping you energized!
7. Work on your dancer legs. Even if you can’t be in the dance studio as much as you’d like, you can still earn those iconic dancer legs. Try exercises that don't require extra equipment like Standing Plie Squats (Start in a wide second position plie turned out, with your arms out in second position facing up. Squeeze your thighs and glutes as you straighten your legs and raise your arms overhead. Return to the starting position. Do three sets of 10 reps at a quick pace.) or Ballet Calf Raises (Stand next to a chair with your heels together and toes pointed out in first position. Place right hand on chair and left hand at hip. Slowly raise onto the balls of your feet and hold for 2 seconds. Return to starting position. Do 10 - 15 reps.)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!