The Ultimate Cross-Training Guide For Dancers

For ballerinas, dance cardio lovers, and beyond.

Trainers share their top cross-training tips for dancers.


Whether you’re into ballet or prefer grooving in a dance cardio class, it never hurts to look for ways to cross-train as a dancer. While dancing is already a full-body workout, cross-training can help improve your strength, balance, agility, and endurance even more.

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What Is Cross-Training?

According to Alayna Curry, a fitness instructor and Zumba teacher, cross-training simply means doing different types of exercise. By switching things up, you’ll boost your strength and agility — and ultimately feel more capable on the dance floor.