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S.M.A.R.T Dance | HSC | Core Performance

It is essential that every dancer studying Preliminary and HSC Dance understands the S.M.A.R.T Dance principle. Dancers are required to understand the concept theoretically in order to fully understand how their body can move safely. Additionally, this is a great concept to discuss in HSC Dance core performance interviews when asked about safe dance.

What does S.M.A.R.T Dance stand for?

S = Stretch, Strength and Stamina

M = Body Maintenance

A = Alignment

R = Rest

T = Training and Technique


There are FIVE types of stretches that dancers should understand in order to accompany their training. There are:

  • Static