Many dancers and teachers are natural choreographers, but just as many are not. If you aren’t, it’s enough to make your mouth go dry and give you side-stage shakes.
For those who never know where to start or aren’t confident of their choreography process, the following tips may help you to slice up the choreography cake: Continue reading Choreography: a piece of cake in 10 easy steps
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.
Continue reading What dancers need to know about stretching
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?
Updated title The ‘call to action’ of the most recent Catalyst program on the ABC compelled me to watch it. ‘Why eating less and exercising more is no longer enough’ – the answer to your question ‘why am I still … Continue reading Obesity: is plastic the problem and purple the answer?
Taking steps to improve your health need not be complicated. A couple of swaps, a new habit, a new skill and simplify, simplify, simplify are all at the heart of these 9 steps to simpler health.
1.Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon daily
2.Eat Whole Foods
3.Switch your bath product
4.Switch your cleaning products
5.Get a better night’s sleep
6.Plant some herbs
7. Take a Walk
8.Hug a family member or friend
9.Exchange a massage
10.Drink more water
Continue reading “10 Steps to Simpler Health”
Finding it hard to wind down or get to sleep? Concept of meditation or relaxation sound weird or scary? This is a very easy way to relax the mind and body and an entrée to the world of meditation and mindful … Continue reading Easy-peasy Mindful Relaxation
Why Dance is a fertile ground for breeding essential 21st Century life and work skills. Continue reading Why Dance is the ultimate school subject
Awhile ago, a friend, teacher and fellow positive body image advocate told me how her middle school students would wear their jumpers (sweaters) on hot days because they were paranoid about their sweat marks being seen. Some girls also didn’t … Continue reading Helping young women to be human