1. Time management=major key… in order to help stay stress-free, finding balance between dance, school, friends and other activities is important in keeping you sane during busy times!

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2. Listen to your body! We all know the difference between the good kind of sore and ouch! If you’re feeling off, always ask your teacher for their opinion.

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3. Feeling stressed? Write it down! Jotting down what’s making you worry is a great way to declutter your mind.

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4. Find new inspiration! Youtube a combo to your favorite song, find a new dance instagram account to double-tap, or even watch old dance videos of yourself and see the progress you’ve made!

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5. Do not forget about SLEEP! Competition season is just around the corner, so making sure you get 7-8 hours of zzz’s is crucial.

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6. Avoid the fatal burn out and crash! Make sure to schedule some down time and do absolutely nothing. Whether it’s an hour or a just a few minutes, you will thank yourself later!

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7. Always, Always ALWAYS warm up before you jump into full-out performance mode! Plank-it-out, stretch and jump around to make sure you’re muscles are warm and ready to go all out as much as you are.

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8. When in doubt… snack it out! When in a long-rehearsal, reach for a healthy snack that will keep you going! Veggies and hummus, granola bars or yogurt are great go-to’s.

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9. Make water your BFF…not only does hydration help digestion, but it can also help improve your focus, energy and mood!

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10. Remember: the only competition you should compare yourself to is… yourself! Forget about everyone else, better yourself!

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Remember all in all that you love to dance and that is the best reminder to stay happy and healthy!