Ballet and rebounding have so much in common, and Cellercise® wants to celebrate International Dance Day with a playlist and workout that dances would enjoy. Not a dancer? No problem! Take the playlist we curated (embedded at the bottom of the blog), head to our free training link, and unleash your inner dancer!
At its core, rebounding is a type of dance since the definition of dance is a rhythmic set of movements.
Here are some ways that rebounding mirrors dance.
1. Both rebounding and dance require coordination and balance. When rebounding on a mini trampoline, you must maintain your balance and coordinate your movements to stay in rhythm with the bouncing. Similarly, in dance, you need to keep your balance and harmonize your actions with the rhythm of the music.
2. Both involve aerobic exercise. Rebounding on a mini trampoline is a low-impact, high-intensity workout that increases your heart rate and improves your cardiovascular endurance. Similarly, dance involves a lot of movement and can be a great aerobic workout.
3. Each can improve your agility and overall performance. Rebounding can help improve your reflexes and reaction time, translating to better performance on stage. Similarly, dance requires a lot of quick, agile movements, and practicing rebounding and dance can help improve your overall agility.
4. Because rebounding is weight bearing rather than weight lifting, it can help strengthen the entire core, fascia, ligaments, tendons, bones, collagen and skin!
Can rebounding help dancers? Yes!
Rebounding, or bouncing on a mini trampoline, can benefit dancers. First and foremost, rebounding is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints, making it an ideal choice for dancers who may be prone to injuries. Additionally, rebounding can help dancers improve their balance, coordination, and agility, which are crucial skills for dancers.
Rebounding can also help increase cardiovascular endurance, improving stamina and performance on stage. Finally, rebounding can be fun and engaging for dancers to cross-train and add variety to their workouts.
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International Dance Day Playlist
Here's an overview of our playlist to celebrate International Dance Day, complete with music that symbolizes the UK, Portugal, Denmark, Africa, Canada, France, Morroco, and more.
- Warm Up/Summertime, Christopher Dobson, (UK) Stretching (any)
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Beatles, (UK) Warm up gentle bounce.
- Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky, (Russia) Abs sitting on the Cellerciser®
- Funk Ballet, Brosi Da Hey, (Portugal) Plie Series 1st, 2nd, 1st & 2nd position switches, 3rd R/L front, 4th, 5th, 4th & 5th switches, then sequence from 1st to 5th left and right.
- Plie, Soren Bebe, (Denmark), Slow plie 1st position
- Quick Tendu, Soren Bebe, (Denmark) Tendue Left and Right
- Community Freestyle, Dirty Beat (Canada) gentle bounce with arms in 1st, 2nd- rotate about a minute each, continuing until the song ends. Keep the bounce soft.
- Mandian to Bach Ke, Panjabi MC, (UK) Stretch
- African Skies, Derek Fiechter, (Africa), Gentle Bounce, Arms in 5th
- La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf, (France), balance in arabesque (keep it low, this will be challenging)
- J'Bel, Nour Eddine Fatty, (Morroco) Gentle Bounce
- Tarantella, Gli Italiani di Leri, (Italy) Battement while balancing (keep these low, focus on balance)
- Rising Stars, Arabian Harmony, (Arabian) Gentle Bounce
- Parting Glass, Irish and Celtic Folk Wanderers, (Irish/Celtic), Sit on Cellercise, cross-legged, stretch forward, side to side, and breathe into relaxation