Back Stretching Routine for Dancers

Today, let’s dive into the upper body: neck, shoulders, arms, and back! I’ll be showing you 5 exercises that will target the strengthening and stretching of the upper torso because it’s super important to have good dance posture by engaging the right sets of muscles. Having a good posture also helps with your balance, spins, alignment, presentation and much more. I’ll go through the 5 exercises slowly first, then we’ll combine them back to back into a little routine.

As usual, I incorporate a mix of yoga, pilates, dance into my stretches and workouts. Enjoy. 🙂

xx LiWen

PS: Would you like to have a stretching/ conditioning/ flexibility ONLINE class? Let me know in the comments below.

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What are you doing to keep active while staying home during this time?
Any questions on any of the exercises? 
How did this routine feel for you?
Any other exercises/ body parts you’d like to target?  
Let me know in the comments below.


  • Linda Trent
    April 25, 2020

    Hi Li Wen !! I love the exercise class, but i want to do each one more than once….that is enough for me at the moment as i am rather out of shape. I want to start taking dance classes (live in person ones) when this virus is no more, but the exercises are perfect…how do i get them all at once so i can do them everyday? and in a permanent way…..I am happy to pay. Thanks!

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      Dance Insanity
      April 25, 2020

      Hi Linda! Happy that you’re loving this. We’d love to see you in person once we can be out and about again. I’ll think of how I can possibly put these together. Keep me posted on how you’re doing. xxx LiWen

  • Angela
    April 25, 2020

    I like but can not use computer.sorry

  • Ayumi
    April 24, 2020

    Hi LiWen!

    Thank you sooooo much for making these videos and sharing them online. Very well made and very helpful, not only for dancers but also for anyone who experiences stiffness from computer work. etc. It is a wonderful gift during the difficult time with the corona pandemic. Your bright energy makes me smile. Thank you!!


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      Dance Insanity
      April 25, 2020

      Ayumi!! I’m so happy to hear from you and glad that you’re enjoying this. Absolutely, this is good for alleviating stiffness from desk work. Hope you’re doing well, and that your smile is just as bright as I remember it to always be. xxx

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