Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog

Improvement Series: At Home Dance Training

Whilst you're away from your regular dance class you can make significant improvements to your dancing. Most of which can be done without having a mass of space within the home. These can range from simply practising your routines, to doing 20 minutes of stretching everyday. Here are my top picks as to what you… Continue reading Improvement Series: At Home Dance Training

RA Dance Blog, Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips: Dance Teaching Online

There's a lot going on in the world right now, which mean there's a lot of uncertainty. Here in the UK we were advised to avoid non-essential contact from Monday the 16th of March. The advice came out while I was teaching dance classes in a local hall. The following day most of the dance… Continue reading Teaching Tips: Dance Teaching Online

Development Series, Progressions Series, RA Dance Blog, Teaching Tips

Step Progressions: Ronds de Jambe en l’air

As part of training dancers we look to find movements that build up, getting a little harder with each graduation. Most steps have a natural to get further, doing the step in the air perhaps, adding in a double or triple. Other moves can be a little harder to spot what moves can come from this simple step. Today I'm examining the Ronds de Jambe en L'air step that is most common done at the barre.

Dance Events, Improvement Series, RA Dance Blog, Training Help

Dance Exam Checklist

Taking exams in your dance education is really important, not just because it gives you something to work towards. One of the best reasons for taking exams is the attitude that it can foster within students. By taking exams they are more willing to learn and to really get top marks they will want to… Continue reading Dance Exam Checklist