I see far too many dancers and teachers scouring youtube or instagram for the “latest” flexibility or strength tips without working out if it is appropriate for their or their students bodies.
The “right” exercise can be disastrous and injury causing if it is not understood and integrated into the dancers whole body knowledge.
And even if they are following someones training system so often it is “the old” model of stretching, and strength and conditioning before and after classes without actually testing if it has had an improvement in their ability to dance.
Having exercises and stretching you “have to do” just to stop yourself from going backwards is one thing, turning your training into a system of flexibility, deep strength and fluid freedom that actually improves your dancing abilities everytime is another. Get that right and you will see your “long term” dance goals (so often long term because you can’t actually believe based on current evidence you can achieve them!) ticked off in days and weeks not months or years.
It is my absolute belief If you are a dancer or teacher who is not creating and employing your own time efficient safe flexibility, strength and skills breakthrough system that creates verifiable improvement everytime you train you are not going to make it successfully online or in the studio in 2021.