Maintaining our breath help us dancers be at our best while we practice and perform. When we don’t keep a steady flow of oxygen going, take shallow breaths, or momentarily stop our breath, we are depriving our bodies of the energy it needs to keep us shimmying. Sometimes we may not relax and we may breathe too fast and hyperventilate. Remember to breathe deeply, slowly, and continuously during practice. Hopefully, your good breathing practices will carry over into your performances and help you stay cooler and calmer.