Dancers are experts at stretching, right?
If you are flexible only on one leg, experience niggly pains, or just never seem to get more flexible, it’s time to check in here to see if there’s more to know about stretching.
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Why dancers should cross-train and how to select your cross-training method of choice Continue reading What is cross-training and why should dancers do it?
Whether you regard dance as a sport or an art, great dancers now consider themselves athletes. Why? Because dancers need all-round fitness to cope with the demands of training and to … Continue reading Why Dancers are Athletes…but their regular Dance Class is Not Enough
Calisthenics has always brought about a bemused look on the face of the person to whom you are talking when you proudly say, “I do calisthenics!” “What’s that? Is that the baton-twirling one where you wear make-up painted on?” Um, … Continue reading So what is Calisthenics, anyway?
Why Dance is a fertile ground for breeding essential 21st Century life and work skills. Continue reading Why Dance is the ultimate school subject
A dancers body should look like a human body! Dance is a risky area for the development of self-image issues. However, this means that there is an opportunity for dance coaches out there, to make a difference and influence development of a healthy body image. Through my studies I was fortunate to learn about effective ways to instruct pupils, so that they developed a healthy self-image as well as their sporting skills. Unfortunately I have not seen this trickle down to grass roots coaching (well, not systematically through coaching courses and the like), but hope that it will soon be … Continue reading A dancer’s body should look like…..