The Spine / Irish Dance / Strength Exercises

A small paragraph from my book ‘Upping Your Step’. A training book for Irish dancing. The Spine.

Your spine plays a significant role when you are dancing, creating a multi-directional movement, that gives you the ability to execute dance steps with elegance and poise. For Irish dancing, your spine must portray a rigid, stable and elegant appearance. It must be strong to perform this activity. This strength depends on the balance and organisation of the muscle contractions. You must have a healthy balance of muscle action, which will then support the proper alignment of your spine.

Irish dancing can place a great deal of stress on the spine, and learning to support it by performing the exercises I described in detail, in the book, will help you to improve your stability and can reduce the risk of injury.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. As some of you already know, I am always happy to help 😀

Thank you for reading.

By Peter O’ Grady

The Author of ‘Upping Your Step’. A training book for Irish dance.

This can be purchased on my website or on my Fitness App Irish Dancing Physical Fitness

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