Fitness for Dancers

Almost all professional dancers have trained strengthening, flexibility, and body centering outside of just dancing. Practice regiments like Pilates are scientifically shown to enhance flexibility, improve balance, and increase the strength of core muscle groups. Check out the top three fitness regiments for dancers: Gyrotonic, Pilates, and Yoga.


Gyrotonic was developed in the late 20th century by Julio Horvath. Originally called "Yoga for Dancers," Gyrotonic emphasizes building a strong center and allowing flexibility through strength and connection.


Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It focuses on six key principles: Concentration, Control, Centering, Flow, Precision, and Breathing.


Yoga is a timeless form of exercise from India. It builds full body strength and flexibility, as well as emphasizing spirituality. There are many styles of yoga, including Anusara, Restorative, and Hot Yoga.