Anatomy Of A Warm-Up

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told to make sure you’re “stretched out” before dance class. My hand is certainly in the air! Growing up I always thought the best way to prepare for an intense practice or competition was to go through a series of deep stretches and believed the further I could push myself through the pain …

The Muscle That Separates The Good From The Great…The Iliopsoas!

Hey Dancers! Today I’m going to talk about one of my absolute favorite muscles: the iliopsoas!!! I know, it sounds weird to be filled with enthusiasm about an odd sounding muscle but hear me out.  Why do I love this muscle so much??! Well, a strong, flexible, and properly utilized iliopsoas separates excellent Irish Dancers from the mediocre. Google any …