Finding the time for this can be problematic. If you are lucky enough to be employed by a company that provides additional physical training you're in a very fortunate minority. For those who aren't, finding clear cut time for supplemental training can be difficult. For dance students, there is often the need to juggle practical training with course theory and part-time employment; for freelancers their is the balancing of rehearsal, performance, class and other employment, if you're working in an area such as hospitality to supplement your income your hours are erratic at the best of times and for those employed by companies full-time who do not receive supplemental training, it can be difficult to commit yourself to further training outside of the hours spent within in-company training. Out with all of that, you need to be careful not to overwork yourself.
Owing to the fact that you're going to have a limited amount of time to commit to this, and you probably still want to have a life outside of dance, you need to be smart about your training. Think it through, plan it, make sure it's manageable. Training shouldn't have to take over your life, it should supplement what you're doing, make you stronger and fitter and more able to take what is thrown at you in dance.
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Focus on one area at a time. Stick it out for at least 6 weeks if you're limited in your time-scale, but ideally you're looking at 12. Work out how you're going to go about it, what do you need, where you need to be when. The key to making supplemental training work for you is planning; once you've made a plan, the headache should be taken out of it; as long as you've allocated yourself adequate time each week you should be able to get on with it without a huge time or financial commitment. Improving various areas of your fitness can have a huge impact on not only your dance performance, but also in decreasing your likelihood of getting injured due to physical unpreparedness for choreography.