You’ve seen it at dance competitions all over the country, you’ve seen it on “Dance Moms”, you’ve seen it on “So You Think You Can Dance”.  Dancers are incorporating gymnastics into their routines more than ever before.

There is something so very beautiful and intriguing about a graceful, lengthy ballerina whipping out a front walk-over or an aerial.  It’s absolutely stunning, really.  The control, core strength, and lines of a dancer collide with the upper body strength, agility, and athleticism of a gymnast… quite the combination making for a force to be reckoned with.

Whether you are a dancer looking to amp up your performance or a gymnast seeking grace, control, and technical strength, cross-training might be just what you need.

Many times, Gymnastics Centers will offer classes specifically for dancers, like
Exceptional Athletics here in Eau Claire, WI.  ****ExA offers a Tumbling for Dance class, three times per week!  Visit their website at for more info!!****

As for dance studios, ballet technique, jazz technique, or classes focusing on jumps, leaps, and turns are perfect for any gymnast!  Here at ECSOD, all of the above classes are available.  Check out our website for more info at!!

So, to become that versatile and powerful dancer or gymnast with the extra “WOW-factor” that you’ve always strived to become, consider cross-training.  You might just be surprised by the difference it can make in your performance!!

~ Miki Hegg, ECSOD


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3 responses »

  1. rungodance says:

    Grace and strength make a wonderful pair!

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