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23 Things I’ve Learnt About Running

This week I turned 23 and started thinking that this past year has been the one where I would start I would start classing myself as a runner. Somewhere between leaving school, graduating university and becoming a freelance dance teacher, I've found time to add running to my list of hobbies. I'm still in the… Continue reading 23 Things I’ve Learnt About Running

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Development Series: Recognising Contributing Factors of Injury.

In May last year I wrote an article outlining common dance injuries and ways to treat them. This post can be viewed using this link; https://radancefitness.com/2017/05/17/injuries-in-dance/. Similarly to that post, this weeks post will also focus around injury. Informing you of external factors that can contribute to injury, in order for you to have further education… Continue reading Development Series: Recognising Contributing Factors of Injury.

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Increasing Your Leg Strength: Training Ideas

As I promised last week, this week I am going to detail a few ways in which you can improve your strength. I've chosen to focus on building leg strength in this blog post and will detail 5 ways you can build stronger legs. As with any training, change won't happen by doing these exercises just… Continue reading Increasing Your Leg Strength: Training Ideas

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Strength: Quite Often, the How.

So often young dancers want to be able to accomplish the moves and steps that they see older, trained dancers perform on stage or in videos they've seen. But feel frustrated when they don't accomplish it first time, or that when they do they find it doesn't feel right for their body. I think so… Continue reading Strength: Quite Often, the How.

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Can dance enhance the training of other disciplines?

Last week I discussed the improvements that many people see as a result of starting dance. This week I want to continue on that theme and write about how dance can improve other disciplines. Much of what I speak about may be a repetition from last week, but will hopefully extend the understanding of why… Continue reading Can dance enhance the training of other disciplines?

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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?