Cardiovascular demand during dance performances and rehearsals is much greater than during dance classes. Because of the low requirement during technique classes, many dancers lack adequate aerobic power. Therefore, supplementary cardiovascular training is needed to improve aerobic capacity and reduce the risk of injury during performances. High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of intermittent exercise, is recommended to meet the strain of performance (Wyon et al, 2005). The goal is to get your heart rate to a maximum level, and then recover quickly (Howell, L, 2019).
Designing a cardiovascular program:
Benefits of cardiovascular training:
Regardless of your dance goals, incorporating cardiovascular training can have lasting benefits for health and overall fitness level.
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