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One Move at a Time: The Arabesque

While I was teaching class last week, I had a question from one of my students. A question that I think many dancers will have at some point during their training, "how do I make this better?". The 'this' in question was her arabesque. But there are so many other moves and position that dancers… Continue reading One Move at a Time: The Arabesque

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Improvement Series: How to plan to be a better dancer.

When you're in school or university, many see organisation and planning as what the 'boring' or 'teacher's pet' type of people do. As these people also seem to be the one's that get things done on time and know all the due dates. Just because that is the stereotype doesn't mean it's true. For many… Continue reading Improvement Series: How to plan to be a better dancer.

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Finding the Perfect Undergraduate Dance Degree For You

For college students applying for university is a difficult time. Between studying for your final school exams and piecing together your future, sometimes things within prospective degree programmes can be overlooked. This isn't always the students fault. When I was applying for universities, I didn't know what to look for, what questions to ask. But… Continue reading Finding the Perfect Undergraduate Dance Degree For You

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Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas

In dance we're often told to use our core muscles. To tighten them in order to hold our balance for longer. But the core muscles are also useful in terms of turning and stabilising transfers of weight. As the core muscles can control the force we produce, when turning you want just enough, too much… Continue reading Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas