How to dress for dance warm-up
Also for the warm-up exercises it is possible to suggest the use of some technical clothing.
Technical clothes will help the dancer in achieving the desired result.
Warm up is in fact preparatory and essential for preventing small and large muscle injuries during training.
A correct warm-up also guarantees the right muscle tone and flexibility during exercises.
There are clothing solutions for warm up for the different areas of the body concerned.
How to dress for warm up: Bust
First of all, it is always useful to wear a crossover cardigan made of wool or warm cotton.
The crossover cardigan has both the function of warming the bust and of containing the heat produced during warm up.
The choice between wool or warm cotton fabric often depends on the climatic conditions in which dancers study.
The use of wool in direct contact with the skin is not recommended if there is any form of hypersensitivity to this specific fabric.
From an aesthetic point of view, but above all for functional needs, it is important to use a crossover cardigan as close as possible to the dance leotard we wear.
In fact, sometimes dancers can wear the crossover cardigan also during the first exercises of the lesson and therefore it must not obstruct movement.
How to dress for the warm-up: Legs and Feet
For the warm-up of the legs it is essential to use the so-called leg warmers over the tights.
The legwarmers can be short or long and always as close as possible to tights or leggings.
For the feet you can use so called warm-up booties until the exercises at the bar or before to climb to the toe.
Often the dancers of the advanced courses replace crossover cardigan and legwarmers with comfortable suits or unitards made of warm cotton.
Fabrics such as warm cotton or fleece are increasingly replacing wool :
In fact these fabrics guarantee the same standards of fit and thermoregulation with less dermatological disorders than wool.