What to bring to practice the contemp?
Recently contemp dance is gaining popularity among all age groups of people. It lacks clear criteria, as this technique is an organic Association of a large number of areas. Here you can find elements of classical dance and jazz-modern, as well as well-marked Oriental motifs from tai Chi Quan to yoga. Due to this diversity, the only boundaries that are recognized in the contempo are the physical capabilities of each person.
In order to workout took place with maximum efficiency, you need a special garment such that it will not restrict movement. Shorts, bodysuits, tops, leggings – nothing that could not be found in the wardrobe. This is not a mandatory requirement, but greatly simplifies the process of training the artist, as it does not restrict movement. Also often used leggings and high socks – they allow you to train more strenuously, especially if they have a compression effect. The issue with shoes is solved in different ways – traditionally the contemp is performed barefoot, but for training the preferred option is Pointe shoes or dance ballet shoes. This avoids excessive fatigue of the feet and the appearance of corns.
The important point is the issue of hygiene. Training in contempo usually take place in a very intense mode, which is accompanied by intense sweating, so it is desirable to have a bottle of water. The ideal option is non-carbonated clean water without any additives of dyes and flavorings. Personal accessories for taking a shower are also very desirable.
And finally, reinsurance against injuries and sprains that may occur during training. Ibuprofen, voltaren, diclofenac – very useful tools for a failed landing or awkwardly executed figure. Also in the list of “small first aid kit” can be included and elastic bandage – it will not only help relieve joint pain, but also provide compression in case of muscle aches. Availability of analgesic broad spectrum of action in case of unforeseen damage – contemp dance active with all the consequences.
This list is not mandatory, but the presence of all these items in your bag will significantly improve the quality of training and get the most pleasure.