One of the most important aspects of a dancer’s overall workout routine should include what foods he/she put in his/her body. After all, your body is your instrument. Without the proper fuel and nutrition, how can you expect to do your best throughout class and rehearsal? Sure, having a granola bar here and there is always a good option for a mid-rehearsal pick me up, but what about before and after your training? I’m sharing some of my favorite, nutrition packed snacks for every part of a dancer’s day. From pre-rehearsal to post-rehearsal, try one of these healthy snacks to help fuel your body, so that you are able to work to the best of your abilities.

Pre Rehearsal:

It is important to have carbohydrates, proteins and fats one hour before.

-Hydrate! It is key that dancers and athletes stay hydrated.

-Apples and nut butter

-Bananas and peanut butter

-Trail mix

-Energy bars

Mid Rehearsal:

This should be light and easy to digest!


-Kiwi Slices


Post Rehearsal:

After you dance, it is necessary to replenish your muscles with fluids, protein and carbohydrates within an hour of your rehearsal.


-Dates and Nuts

-Coconut Water

-Natural Peanut Butter and apple wrap

-Fresh fruit juice