Keep Stretching!


Just because you are given a summer vacation, does not mean that you should stop stretching! Do you remember how hard it was to get those splits? They can disappear in a blink of an eye if you don’t keep stretching and working for them. This is where a lot of dancers run into trouble, they stop stretching in the summer time because they are “tired,” or they “forgot” because they were “too busy.” I have to admit, stretching is not fun, but excuses are not the answer… You see, if you don’t keep stretching, you would have to start working for your splits all over again because you would have lost them. In conclusion, always stretch lightly every night to keep the flexibility that you have earned throughout the year. It will be worth it one day, believe me. 🙂


Author: Maysa Rose

Professional trainee ballet dancer who loves poetry, photography, traveling, two parrots (Kiwi and Olive), blogging, and living life to the fullest. ~Maysa

8 thoughts on “Keep Stretching!”

  1. Hi Maysa,

    I am a professional dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. It’s nice to read about you’re journey and you are absolutely right about stretching! Having long summer breaks is one of the great things about dancing professionally. But it’s also a challenge to stay motivated! Keep up the good work 🙂


  2. Thank you so much! That is so inspiring and amazing that you are dancing with the Joffery Ballet. I hope that one day I can dance with you and maybe even meet you in person! I am glad that you enjoyed my blog and I hope that you come back soon!


  3. I am guilty of this… 🙂 but I did get a ballerina band for Christmas and have been using it daily to help me get my middle split.


  4. I think that every dancer is guilty of this at some point and time in their career. It is sometimes hard to remember to stretch, especially in the summertime when schedules are so busy all of the time! That’s great that you have been working for your middle split throughout the summertime. Just remember to
    “Keep Stretching” and you will get it eventually. Flexibility comes with time and patience, and if you remember to stay true to yourself, you can do anything!


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