Bikram Ballet

You may have noticed it's been pretty hot in London recently! Everyone loves a hot day, but not necessarily a hot studio ! Studios can get quite muggy at the best of times, from dancing and sweating in there all day. When the day is hot as well, I like to call it Bikram Ballet, ( Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga style, and it's practiced in a room heated to 35–42 °C)! A hot day has its pros and cons for a dancer  

The pros

• Warming-up takes less time in the morning

• You are less likely to strain muscles

•  Dancers are generally happier !!! We tend to have a deficiency in vitamin D from being cooped up on stage or in the studio, so more sunshine is good.

The cons   

• Heat can exacerbate any existing injuries by increasing inflammation

• Can make dehydration quicker

• Can bring on fatigue  

 However, hot temperatures or not it doesn't stop these dancers looking ever so stylish ! 

Eric looking effortlessly cool and retro with tiny boxer shorts. Love them.  

Eric looking effortlessly cool and retro with tiny boxer shorts. Love them.  

Some splashes of colour with this skirt and a halter neck leo and keeps me cool.  Skirt - www.lovelilydanceandleisurewear.com

Some splashes of colour with this skirt and a halter neck leo and keeps me cool. 

Skirt - www.lovelilydanceandleisurewear.com

A fun mishmash of sunnies, shorts and thick leg warmers for Marcy. 

A fun mishmash of sunnies, shorts and thick leg warmers for Marcy. 

Double short shorts for Annette.   shop.lululemon.com

Double short shorts for Annette.  

shop.lululemon.com

Fumi's wearing soft pale colours, with a floaty skirt.  

Fumi's wearing soft pale colours, with a floaty skirt.  

Going for a strawberries and cream look but still not handling the heat well! Skirt - www.lespetitesjupesdepatricia.bigcartel.com

Going for a strawberries and cream look but still not handling the heat well!

Skirt - www.lespetitesjupesdepatricia.bigcartel.com

Adoring Julia's flamingo leotard. Bringing some Miami Vibes to class. Leotard - m2.hm.com

Adoring Julia's flamingo leotard. Bringing some Miami Vibes to class.

Leotard - m2.hm.com

Why wear a top in 30 degree heat while interval training ? Nicol's thoughts ! 

Why wear a top in 30 degree heat while interval training ? Nicol's thoughts ! 

Estelle wearing 'baggy boyfriend' shorts from 'Champion', easy and relaxed.  www.champion.com

Estelle wearing 'baggy boyfriend' shorts from 'Champion', easy and relaxed. 

www.champion.com

Leticia and Chi showing their beautifully toned balletic legs. 

Leticia and Chi showing their beautifully toned balletic legs. 

Claire going tightless with just beautiful arches as an accessory. 

Claire going tightless with just beautiful arches as an accessory. 

High bun, gillet, ballet shorts and flip flops ? Sian makes it work !  

High bun, gillet, ballet shorts and flip flops ? Sian makes it work !  

Chi showing us how to cut your ballet tights to a perfect length to flatter those pins !  

Chi showing us how to cut your ballet tights to a perfect length to flatter those pins !  

Leotard. Ballet skirt. Pointe shoes. That's all I need today. It's too hot. Leotard - dancexclusive.co.uk  Skirt -www.lespetitesjupesdepatricia.bigcartel.com

Leotard. Ballet skirt. Pointe shoes. That's all I need today. It's too hot.

Leotard - dancexclusive.co.uk 

Skirt -www.lespetitesjupesdepatricia.bigcartel.com

No footwear for David, it's how he rolls.  

No footwear for David, it's how he rolls.  

Lara rocking a sporty look in class.  

Lara rocking a sporty look in class.  

Pins are out in 34 degree heat ! 

Pins are out in 34 degree heat !