RA Fitness Blog, Uncategorized

What Makes Dance and Sport Different From Each Other?

While we often find Dance in the PE curriculum within education, I believe it is fair to say that many would distinguish between both Dance and Sport. There is something intrinsic that makes them different, although both are a form of exercise and physical arousal. Both can also be used for the Sports Leaders Award,… Continue reading What Makes Dance and Sport Different From Each Other?

RA Dance Blog, Uncategorized

How previous knowledge affects perception, even in the appreciation of art

Have you ever found yourself; going to watch a film simply because it has your favourite actor in, watch a new television show as it's made by the same company, or seen a film as you like the director. The same things happen when you go to the theatre, you may choose to see a certain… Continue reading How previous knowledge affects perception, even in the appreciation of art

RA Dance Blog, Training Help

Flexibility: The truth as I understand it

Flexibility has been a main skill within dance, with many dancers always wanting to increase their mobility range. In the studio you often marvel at the dancer with the highest legs or the deepest plié. While having an achievable goal, a suitable role model and a safe way of achieving the goal can make the… Continue reading Flexibility: The truth as I understand it

RA Dance Blog, Uncategorized

Boundaryless Ballet: How choreographers are now opening up the possibilities of the classical form.

Ballet is a style that is very prominent within the dance industry. It is often the first style of dance a child will engage with. It may also be one style of dance that has stood through time remaining, in most cases, in it's classical form. However, like all styles, ballet is adapting and creating… Continue reading Boundaryless Ballet: How choreographers are now opening up the possibilities of the classical form.