For many dancers a jeté is one of the first 'tricks' that they learn. While we may begin learning the move at a young age it can take a while to master the motion and coordination of the body that is involved with this action. This post will go through the move step by step,… Continue reading One Move at a Time: Jeté
For all professions, if you do a job for someone you'd be expected to be paid for that. Whether payment is simply your mate buying the next round of drinks or letting you borrow something, to the exchange of money as a professional courtesy. However so often within the dance industry people are expected to work… Continue reading Dancing for Free: Damaging yourself and others?
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
Within this society there is often an impatience behind an action and the reward it brings. We want to feel gratification for our actions as soon as we've done them. With activity there is the same need for immediate reward. If we go to the gym we *want* to feel the 'burn' in the muscles… Continue reading Improvement Series: Quantifying Achievements in Dance.
During February Half Term I attended a two day event hosted by People Dancing in collaboration with English National Ballet and the Dance for Parkinson's network, that would teach dance practitioners how to teach sessions aimed at those with Parkinson's. Before the course began we were all instructed to take part in an online course… Continue reading Dance for Parkinson’s Training