As you read this, I'm not resting as I usually would be over a school holiday. Instead I've will be mid-way through my first Dance Camp. Many schools may already provide these at their dance school and so may not be surprised that I'm using my holiday to create another event for the school. However,… Continue reading Development Series: Holiday Activities
If you're in the UK, you've probably noticed that the weather hasn't been great recently. The sun hasn't been out for less and less hours, making both morning and evening runs a little less pleasant, and the sofa or bed a lot more appetising. If dark running isn't your thing though, it might be time to switch over to treadmill running until the sessions start to change again. I've been slowly incorporating more and more treadmill sessions into my plan, and I'm not hating it as much as I thought I would. Here's a few sessions that you can do to help decrease your treadmill dread.
There's a few weeks left of the year, and so for many runners there probably aren't any races that you're gearing up for. If there is, well done! I for one am only racing with myself in these coming weeks, especially as the races around my way are very much now turning to fun run events. If you're like me then, you may feel it's too early to start training for your next big race a the start of next year but don't want to loose the momentum of training that you've currently got into. So what should you do? The best answer is base training. Follow the blog post to find out more about base training.
Many dancers are embarrassed to speak and act, which can make musical theatre quite laborious to teach. I've found 10 games that should help your dancers feel more comfortable with a script and improvising drama, comedy, or even romance. This in turn should help create stronger emotional performances that connect with the audience.
Start of term can be a nervy time for all teachers as they revert back to a working life. For dance teachers this can be even more startling as we pull together everything we have and remind everyone they still have fees due and need to keep coming to class to improve. Here's some tips to help that first week go a little more smoothly.