That picture is disturbing, isn’t it? As a parent, it seems like there’s always something lurking around the corner to threaten our kids’ wellbeing. Kidnappers, devices, Covid, now vaping…or is it just me? I’m not even a high anxiety person so I can only imagine many others are feeling even more concerned than I am about this new epidemic. As a high school teacher, I interact daily with teens and the teen world so feel I have some information of value to share with you. Vaping has absolutely exploded over the past few years. It’s devastating to think about all … Continue reading What Parents need to know about their Kids & Vaping
Why you should not simply call a dancer ‘beautiful’. Continue reading Please don’t call a dancer beautiful
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?
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…..
Let’s start to change the way we think and talk about our bodies by taking the 24 Hour Challenge.
Continue reading The biggest change I want to see in the World