Whatever your stretching goal, you must be warm before you stretch. Stretching doesn’t make you warm, movement does and the body needs movement to get ready to dance. That’s one of the reasons we do marching, because it gets the blood flowing and raises the body’s temperature. Coming into the hall from the cold outside and sitting down to stretch isn’t safe. Stretching like this before class or a competition can actually lead to injury.
Use this 10 minute activity to warm you up and assist you in getting the most out of your stretching!