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Strength Training for Dancers

Here is a video of me performing some of the strength training techniques I use for Ballet Cross Training in the off-season.

You will notice some simple ballet moves taken up a notch. I do a lot of work in the parallel for strength and stability in my hips, knees and ankles. I also do lots of Plyometrics like the “Plie jump squats” that are shown in the video.

Please, don’t try this at home, and be sure to visit for details on how you can gain Ballet Strength!

**By the way, my book, Beginning Ballet Strength is now available at!

See you in the gym,

Nikol Klein, Professional Ballet Dancer, ISSA CPT/SPN