How do your Calves Measure up?

test of muscular endurance, how do you calves measure up

To check if you have adequate calf strength for your dance performance, try this test of muscular endurance/calves measure. A dancer with good muscular endurance should be able to complete 30 single leg rises in parallel at a slow, controlled pace (around 6 seconds per rep). This is one measure, a dance physiotherapist can use to assess readiness for pointe, return to dance from injury, and suitability for choreography.

Read the blogs the perfect relevé and how much point should a dancer have? for further dance fitness tests.

This plus other tips are included in the dancer’s handbook.


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