Q: Why is it so important to do a warm up before dance performances and competitions?
A thorough warm up is necessary before performing any physical activity, especially in the art of dance and performance. When dancing, you are not only using your powerhouse muscles, like the quadriceps, glutes and abdominal muscles. You are using all of the little tiny connecting muscles in the hip joints, neck, shoulders, feet, and knees. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare the body from head to toe before a performance or rigorous dance classes.
Written by Shannon Thomas