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Warm-Ups 101

Warm-Ups 101

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🩰 A basic guide on Warm-Ups (WU). Perfect for Dance Educators out there who want evidence-based tips for building effective warm-ups.


📖 How this E-Book is organized:

  • Chapter 1 - The Basics
  • Chapter 2 - Physical Tips
  • Chapter 3 - Mental Tips
  • Supplementary Resource List
  • Reference List
  • Merch Coupon


📱 This PDF of over 70 evidence-based teaching tips includes:

  • Why warm-ups are important
  • What happens to the body systems
  • How it acts as a physiological transition into movement
  • Static Stretching - Unpacking the research
  • Dynamic Stretching - Unpacking the research
  • Tips for including all of the joints
  • General structure
  • What movements to start with & why
  • How long should they be & why?
  • Tips for implementing mental preparation
  • Why mental preparation is equally important
  • What happens without a proper warm-up
  • Supplementary Resource List - Where I highlight my favorite accounts, websites, books, & articles on WU's
  • Merch Coupon
  • References List
  • & much more!

🥳 This E-Book has been updated (November 2023) with even MORE tips!

  • Stretching is NOT warming up - why?
  • Why it's smart to design your warm-ups around a certain goal
  • What happens to the body without a proper warm-up
  • Before class is not the time to be working on flexibility 
  • What happens to dancers' flexibility around the ages 10-12
  • Every dancer is different - Some are naturally loose, and some are naturally tight
  • What loose dancers SHOULD be doing & what they should be avoiding
  • What tight dancers SHOULD be doing & what they should be avoiding
  • Example of the RAMP protocol 
  • Examples for Phase 1 & Phase 1 of Warm-Ups


This E-book was last updated in May of 2024.

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😁 Enjoy this printable & I hope it's helpful for you! 

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