Fuel, Hydration & Adequate Rest
Have your child eat a small snack about 30-60 minutes before class. Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables, yogurt and nuts – these are a great way to fuel your child’s active body. Be sure your child has some water to drink after class to stay hydrated. Occasional, small sips of water are advisable during longer classes, especially during the summer, but avoid gulping large amounts of water as it can lead to uncomfortable bloating and the need for frequent breaks. Sleep is very important for muscle recovery and mental focus, so ensure your child gets adequate rest.
Stay in Shape Outside the Studio
In addition to any physical education programs your child may participate in at school, we encourage them to stay active through activities such as swimming, walking, bike riding, yoga, pilates, and gyrotonics.
Continue dance in the Summer
Continuing your dance education in the summer is vital to ones progression. Summer is the best time to dance. WRBA always offers private lessons, summer sessions and camps. It’s a great way to stay to connected to your friends, stay in shape and most importantly keep up to date on your levels curriculum. Taking 3 months off is not ideal and will only set you back once you return in the fall.
Arriving Early & Preparing for Class
Your child will get the maximum benefit from his/her ballet class if he/she arrives early (15 minutes before) and prepared for class in the proper attire with hair done. Students should use the minutes before class to stretch or think about the exercises they did in their last class.