I do a lot of salsa dancing and like many other dances you need to have certain muscles subconsciously and almost perpetually tense so that the dancer isn't having to remember to 'flex' all the time to keep posture, etc. Hopefully some of you understand what I'm getting at.
By keeping muscles tense I mean remembering which muscles to use to perform certain routines properly without having to think about it.
My question is, what kinds of exercises can I do so that my core is always ready when I need it without having to think about it? When I do spins and turns I often forget to tense my core. And because the core is a supporting muscle than one used to perform actions it's very hard to use it.