I'm relatively new in my profession as a dance teacher and as such am still learning. Always finding a new tip here or there and thinking about the next qualification to gain. On top of this, I love seeing what other teachers are up to and what they're teaching different age ranges. As I get more confident in my own teaching though, I don't want this level of intrigue to stop as I feel it is a very important part of being a dance teacher. Many professions have this elusive thing called CPD, often it's tied in with their jobs as they try to get a higher position in the company, or their job role changes. Dance teaching is no different, however there often isn't the incentive to go out their and do more training.
We all have our own perception of what dizziness actually is. The word itself is used to describe a variety of bodily sensations that many patients cannot accurately relay to those treating them (Sloane, et al., 2001). When using the word dizzy many of us tend to be describing the continued sense of spinning, despite… Continue reading Dance on the Brain: Dizziness
Today I'm expanding the term 'one move' to mean more of a collection of steps that are used as one. This will become clearer when I explain, today's movement is a rhythm turn. A movement that is exactly as it states, you create a rhythm as you turn. The turn is broken into many little… Continue reading One Move At a Time: Rhythm Turns
Dance can help change the brain. This statement seems sweeping and unfounded, and yet it is true. Much like how our life experiences change the brain, dance can also. I've previously written about how dance can help those with Parkinson's, a neurological condition that can also affect the mental health of a patient (Read More… Continue reading Welcoming Well-Being: How Dance can help the brain.
There are a few misconceptions within the society that we live in. Not least that those who are highly active, athletes and dancers to name a few professions, are somehow more virtuous than the rest of us. In 2015 Eric Underwood, then a Royal Ballet soloist, with the help of the Telegraph wanted to change… Continue reading Dance and Smoking