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It makes it so much easier

Hi All!

So I’m not actually going to post any drills today. I’m just going to talk a little bit about dance. The most common sentiment I’ve heard about the new compulsory routines is “they’re really dancey.” And honestly I really like that (granted, I wont have to teach them this year). But basically what I would say is that dance training benefits your gymnasts in any number of ways. One of them being that it makes it SO MUCH EASIER to teach them these routines. I’ve talked about this before so I won’t go into too much detail. But I’d say, make sure it’s a part of your program. And maybe more than a one hour rotation ones a week thing. Try to work it in to your warm-ups, your beam complexes etc. The time you take with your dance training and especially your little ones will last them all the way through their careers. You’ll be happy you did it.

also, here are some of the new routines if anyone hasn’t seen them, or wants to share them with kids/parents.