Cool down involves similar calming, sometimes stretching exercises, but are done at the end of class. Some classes have the students do cool down on their own time, after class has ended, while some may include it in class. The cool down usually ends with reverence, the ending bow or curtsy. But, there are also some stretching exercises that can be done on the floor. Some of these exercises are repeated from the warm-up.
Cool down is often not a long duration of time. Some classes do not include a cool down routine, other than reverence. But, whether practiced in class or individually, it should last about the same length of time as the warm-up, ranging between 10-15 minutes, possibly even shorter. Look below for some of the common poses in a cool down as well as the reverence. Many of these are repeated in the 'Warm-up' section.


Stretching Routine
A stretching routine such as the one shown can be used as a warm-up or cool down.
The cool down focuses more on relaxing the body.

Many of exercises done in the 'cool down' routine involve stretching and exercises that promote flexibility.
These are often the same exercises performed in a 'warm-up' routine. However, the purpose of the 'cool down' is to cool down the body. So, the routine is not as intense as the 'warm-up' and can often be slower in movements and not involve as intense of stretching. Look below for the many of the positions that promote flexibility. These are also repeated in the 'Warm-up' and 'Abs & Flexibility' sections.



Dancer: Brittany Allen
A special thank you to Brittany Allen, Brianne 'Tory' Freeth, Instructor Holly Copeland, Bonnie Copeland &
Encore Dance Centre in San Dimas, CA. www.encoredancecentre.com

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