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 The Physical benefits of Dance and Gymnastics are similar, with both including improved muscular strength, spacial awareness, stamina and flexibility. However, although Dance and Gymnastics have similar characteristics, the learning process is very different, and it is these differences that make dance the perfect complement to gymnastics and vice versa.

Dance improves the grace of a Gymnast

Gymnastics is more than just performing a series of skills; it requires dance to connect them gracefully. Gymnasts that take dance, learn how to make their combination of skills flow and create better form, posture and finesse to their routines.

Dance is excellent for improving posture and core strength, balance, flexibility, and lower-body strength. These components can help a gymnast in many ways. Posture and core are of the utmost importance to gymnastic performance. In dance, posture is the foundation of every movement, be it static or dynamic. There are many ways to improve gymnastic ability, and dance is a great supplement for skill enhancement.

Gymnastics improves the versatility of a Dancer

The dance world is constantly evolving, and currently there is a strong trend towards including gymnastic skills within dance routines to add to the “wow factor”.

Youngsters are influenced and inspired by the gymnastic and acrobatic skills they watch on social media and TV and aspire to imitate them.

We believe that having good training in the basics of Gymnastics is beneficial to a dancer in helping them to develop a strong spine, improve flexibility but mostly, learning to execute the skills in the safest possible way by learning with qualified coaches, on air tracks, safety mats and other specialised gymnastics equipment.

Dance & Gymnastics - The Ultimate Combination