I have just found out I am pregnant (surprise!). We have decided to tell family only til 12 weeks. I am currently in a musical theatre production and I am a bit worried about the dance routines. Is it safe for me to be doing this? The show is mid December so costumes SHOULD be ok... or do you think I could be showing by then? Also worried about the directors thinking I'm not giving enough energy! I can't tell them as they are all friends with the cast. It is a typically gossipy theatre group so news spreads like wildfire.
My cousin is a dance teacher, currently 6 months pregnant and still doing the majority of her classes (although they do make her sit out some of them). So long as you feel able to dance there shouldn't be any problems (unless there's anything extreme such as lifts?). But you may need to watch your energy levels.
I'd check with your midwife, it should be fine if you were physically active anyway. I would tell someone though, you need someone to look out for you should you slip over or hurt yourself. It also might have implications for insurance etc.
Unless you have some specific concerns and risks, it's fine to keep doing most sports and activities you are already used to. I was doing (and teaching) body combat 8 months pregnant, dance aerobics and body pump at 9, didn't have problems with energy either.
You can carry on with any non-contact (no karate!) and no fall risk (no down-hill skiing!) exercise you were proficient at pre-pregnancy as long as you don't feel exhausted or overheated. I didn't show at 10 weeks and have no good stomach muscles, as a dancer your stomach muscles should mean you show a bit later. Keeping up exercise is good for a healthy pregnancy, easier birth and easier time getting back into shape after.
Yes, Blink I did wonder about insurance- do you know where I could find out about this? Even just squeezing around entrances and getting down stairs from dressing rooms in quick changes could be potential hazards! Good to hear the dancing itself should be fine. I do have hypermobile joints though, which I need to be aware of incase it worsens in pregnancy.
Sorry, I've just seen your post now - no I'm not sure where you'd find that information, unless you asked for a copy of the insurance details from the company leader or the venue itself? Sorry not to be much help! I just know that insurance was an issue for my friend who was doing a similar thing and her place of work made her stop.