Supplementary training for dancers is a big thing and is becoming more and more important to support modern choreography and performances demands. Because of this people think ‘gym’. I will go to the gym and that will make me harder, better, faster, stronger - They get in to the gym and it is a totally different world compared to the studio or stage. More often than not people don’t use the gym as well as they could to support their technical and aesthetic movement training.
Dancers are perhaps the best multi-movement athletes on the planet. Not only do they have to move through different levels, planes, axis and dynamics but they also have to artistically perform these movements with elite level aesthetics, often with lights glaring at them and what can frequently be a very judgmental audience. I personally class dancers as Athletic Artists as there has to be a balance between their athleticism and their artistry, but unfortunately the artist of