Of course, rest is a key component of the holidays, but it is also important to maintain your strength in preparation for the new year. So we asked DancePlug instructor, Annie Gratton, how cross-training and conditioning have played a significant role in aiding her dance technique:

"Cross training for injury prevention is a newer skill for me and I am never going back! I now understand my body more, I understand which muscles help control which movement, and how to get stronger in every way. Injury prevention also helps me stay on my center and aligns my technique like no other!"

For great cross-training and injury prevention tutorials, check out Dr. David Odom's class videos.