Making sure that your core is strong is an essential part to your performance as a dancer. The following are three exercises that you can do to strengthen your core for turns, jumps, balance, and technique! Click on the photo below for a larger version or to print it out!
Ball Crunches- On a balance ball, perform 3 sets of 15-20 repetitions being careful not to pull on the neck.
Oblique Twists- Sitting on a balance ball, contract the navel to the spine. Twist side to side holding a weight or weighted ball. Perform 15-20 repetitions.
Side Plank- Balancing as pictured above, hold this position for 15-30 seconds.
As always, be sure to use your best judgement when performing these exercises to your personal fitness level.