Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Training Help

Trick Tip: Jazz Turns

I’ve recently begun on the adventure that is TikTok, which meant yet another channel that I needed to try and get inspiration for. I’ve been trying to get out 4-5 videos a week to keep hope of dancing continuing alive. So far it’s been going ok. I’m not viral yet, though! As I’ve been learning… Continue reading Trick Tip: Jazz Turns

Dance Events, RA Dance Blog

Reflecting on Dance Events: Move It 2018

Last weekend was a big weekend for dance in the UK. The London Excel Centre held the Move It 2018 event. The event spans over three days and every day is different. There's performances happening in lots of different places, the main stage, the showcase theatre, as well as the freestyle stage and other locations… Continue reading Reflecting on Dance Events: Move It 2018

RA Fitness Blog, Training Help

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.

Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Teaching Tips

One Move At A Time: Chaine Turns

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Traditionally a ballet step, the chaine turn can be one type of turn that children begin to try at a very young age. Constant spinning as they travel along pretending to be a tornado or spinning top will create something that looks like a chaine turn. Many children will probably… Continue reading One Move At A Time: Chaine Turns

Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Things We Don't Tell Students, Training Help

Things We Don’t Tell Students: Flexibility

I've been teaching students for nearly 3 years now and throughout that time I've noticed there's a few things as a teacher I leave out when talking to my students. I'm not, yet, a full-time dance teacher but am still in regular contact with students 4 nights a week. These trends may only be within… Continue reading Things We Don’t Tell Students: Flexibility

Development Series, RA Dance Blog, Training Help

Choreography: How to find that first idea.

Choreographers are all inspired by different things. Even if they base their routines on the same stimuli/idea, the finished piece are most likely going to look very different. This is because everyone works in a different way, our imaginations can help us find different uses and ways of using ideas. These interpretations can be based… Continue reading Choreography: How to find that first idea.

Development Series, RA Dance Blog

Development Series: Turning Dance into a Job

For many people dance is seen as a hobby. You go to class once or twice a week for a bit of fun or exercise. It's nothing more than an hour or two of escape from daily life. But for others this hour each week may turn into a passion that could only be satisfied… Continue reading Development Series: Turning Dance into a Job

Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Training Help

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.

RA Dance Blog, Training Help

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

Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Uncategorized

Improvement Series: Quantifying Achievements in Dance.

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.