November in Columbus brings the Ohio Star Ball, the largest Pro/Am competition, not only in North America, but in the world today! Celebrating 42 years of excellence in the ballroom, this event promises to be an amazing spectacle of creativity and beauty.

For dancers gearing up to compete, it is important to be prepared both physically and mentally. While technique and performance are important, it is also necessary to set yourself up for optimal energy and stamina, as well as to be prepared for emotional pressure and stress. Good nutrition and self-care will go a long way in strengthening all aspects of competition!

Dance Edge owner and Top Teacher Jeffrey Goltiao encourages his students to focus on good nutrition. With students dancing dozens of heats, that’s a lot of energy needed to shine on the dance floor!

Jeff suggests to have three beverages on hand while competing at the Ohio Star Ball this month: a pre drink (such as coffee, green tea) that gives you energy and makes you feel alert, a drink during the competition full of electrolytes, and a post drink full of protein to rebuild your muscles. Remember to start your day with a wholesome breakfast to fuel your body for the long day of dancing!

Put your best foot forward and prepare now for success later!

Click here for more information on the Ohio Star Ball, and join us in this celebration of dance!