Warm Up

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Check out the webinar we did with Doctors for Dancers, taking a deeper look into the “10 Minute Warmup” routine we put together. We discuss why warming up is important, best practices, and the reasons behind some of the exercises we put into this particular warmup routine. This was a live webinar. If you want […]

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  Sugarfoot Therapy teamed up with Doctors For Dancers to bring you this FREE dance warmup. Try it… Use it… Teach it! Research has proven that some warmup traditions in dance are not serving us… The old tradition of static stretching in the beginning of class increases risk for injury because it decreases muscle activation, […]

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SFT Combos are choreographed warm-ups to music, using Sugarfoot Therapy exercises. Dance teachers, our SFT Combos are a great solution for teaching your students a set warm-up. Our combos are best learned after the dancer has an understanding of our Basic Exercises in the SFT Progressions. It is important that the dancer is first able to execute these basic exercises with proper form and body awareness, without music. These SFT Combos challenge the dancer to maintain proper form while moving to the music.

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SFT Heels Prep is a warm-up to prepare your body for dancing in heels. You will activate the proprieceptive nerves and neuromuscular system that will help protect your ankles, knees and hips when dancing in heels. You will train your muscles to control the ankles and hips through their full range of motion so that your […]

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Sugarfoot Therapy Meets Apolla Shocks in this 15 minute dance warm-up, appropriate for intermediate to advanced dancers. These exercises focus on dynamic stretching, neuromuscular activation, joint stability, and shock absorption. When you perform this warm-up, you will feel the effectiveness of resisting through the floor in your Apolla Shocks. Your Shocks provide support from the outside-in…as you train your […]

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The neck…this is a joint in the body that is minimally addressed in most dance warm-ups and dance conditioning programs, yet it is heavily utilized in choreography for many dance styles…e.g. the circular spinal movements in contemporary modern and initiating movement from the crown of the head; the punctuated head movements that give hip hop […]

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This is our introduction to Sugarfoot Therapy. This sequence of exercises is a full body warm-up in which we introduce the basics of functional movement in all 3 planes of motion…sagittal, frontal, and transverse. Starting with mobility exercises, we then move to functional strength and stability exercises to activate the upper and lower body neuromuscular […]

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This routine is specifically designed to improve balance skills by stimulating mobility, strength, and stability in both the upper and lower body. These exercises uniquely train you to find balance during dynamic movement, enabling you to get on your supporting leg with greater accuracy and stability. This routine works great as a warm-up at the […]

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SFT Balance 2 advances upon our SFT Balance 1 routine, ultimately using larger range of motion and less base of support to challenge your balance. This routine focuses on glute stabilization of the hip, knee, and ankle joints, which is critical to safe balance during dynamic movement. This routine works great as a warm-up at […]

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The great number of dance injuries occur during landing of jumps. This routine emphasizes jump form, training hip muscles to fire during takeoff and landing of jump motions in all 3 planes of motion. Activating the hips in this way ensures greater stability for the hip, knee, and ankle joints, helping to prevent injury. This […]

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