Welcome to Irish Dancing Core Strength & Conditioning (IDCSC)
Flexibility is a key factor for Irish Dancers. Flexibilty exercises will lead to fuller turnout and extensions, which will in turn make them more accomplished dancers. One goal of all dancers is a 180-degree turnout of the hips while executing steps. This is naturally easier for some to achieve than others; however, with the correct stretching exercises anyone can increase their turnout.
Irish dancing requires intense control, which is provided by core strength. Dancers must keep their spine firm throughout all dances. Their trunk placement must be intensely secure so they can move their legs and feet at a high pace and this is why core strength is so important.
The Core is comprised of 28 different muscles what basically wrap around your body in the area between your hips & ribcage. Try to think of your body divided into two halves, the lower half and the upper half. The area bridging those two halves or the core can be perceived of as a 'bridge' that connects the two. It is that bridge, that connection which allows the upper and lower body to work together.When the core is not trained, there is defeintely something missing in the functionality of the body, while a conditioned core is a strong and sturdy part of the body.