With winter upon us, the cold, frozen air chills us to the bone. From snow to slick ice, the weather conditions begin to work against us (unless you live in the warmer location of California, where it that case we just get a little chillier)! It becomes necessary to prepare yourself for the cooler temperatures you will be exposed to for the next few months. This is especially true as a dancer. Dressing appropriately for dance and the weather is crucial in the Winter months.
You can ready yourself for the harsh months ahead with leotards, tights, pants, leg warmers, sweaters, socks, and dance shoes. Your health and safety is the ultimate concern for your dancing passion.
Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we want you to be safe and warm for the Winter season. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help you stay warm this Winter as a dancer. If you share the passion of dance, be sure to keep reading to learn more:
- First. Start out with a basic dance outfit, which consists of leotard and tights. To keep your upper body warm, you can put on your long-sleeved dance sweater or a sweatshirt. Of course, a dance sweater is not required, as any form fitting top or sweatshirt that allows a full range of motion will do just fine.
- Second. Now it’s time to turn your attention to your bottom half. If you have a pair of dance pants, these will allow a full range of motion as well as keep you warm. Leg warmers will also work. Now, we aren’t asking you to look like you stepped out of the 80’s, but they are quite handy in keeping your legs warm. Pulling them most of the way up your legs will also offer more coverage.
- Third. Your shoes are crucial to your dancing and depend on your dancing style. Socks are a wonderful way to keep your feet warm. If your style does not require footwear, you can wear socks for the warm up. After you are done with warm up, it’s important to take off your socks to avoid sliding across the dance floor and possibly falling. Remember to stay safe and take care.
Winter has a lot of beautiful elements to offer the dancing world. However, the cold is one element that not all may appreciate, and it’s important to dress accordingly. Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we want you to stay safe and keep warm this winter. If you are ready to further your dancing knowledge, be sure to contact us today!