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Staying Energized....


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Guest twinklehooves

My studio is performing Coppelia this weekend and next weekend. We have rehearsal from 4:30- 10 p.m.- everyday until the performance. I don't get home until 10:30 and I don't get to bed until 11. I am staying home today to rest. I need sleep. Are there any ways I can stay energized w/o missing school?? :confused:

 

Any input is appreciated. :)

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Take advantage of the breaks and offstage time you have during the course of the rehearsals. Sit down (carefully, if in costume) and relax.

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For me part of the energy to perform comes from all the adrenalin of late nights and lots of dancing. But I try to get as much sleep as possible and eat healthily so my body isn't running on empty.

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Guest Peregrin Took

You might also look into some energy drinks that are high in carbohydrates and will replenish your energy sources during a time where adrenalin is running at a high.

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Guest ballerinababe88

Our spring ballet is tomarrow, and we have had rehearsals from 4:30- 10 every night too! The main thing I do is make sure I eat right and go to sleep right when I get home. I also bring an energy bar to eat betwen onstage times.

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