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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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Improvement Series: Why do human consider that they can’t dance?

Dance can be seen in many ways throughout the world. From club dancing to rain dancing, as well as performance based dance like, ballet or waltz. Each style is unique and different, possessing different movement patterns and moves to accomplish. But as you delve deeper into some styles you become more aware of how simple… Continue reading Improvement Series: Why do human consider that they can’t dance?

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Improvement Series: Utilising heart-rate monitoring in dance training.

Heart rate monitoring as become increasingly available to consumers as the years have gone by. 16 years ago, Runner's World claimed that the two reasons to use heart-rate monitoring are to train and race at the right pace for ourselves. Years later and this is still one of the main selling points of heart-rate monitors… Continue reading Improvement Series: Utilising heart-rate monitoring in dance training.

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Pro-tein or Con-tein?: Is Protein Supplementation Right For Dancers?

As the western world's food availability continues to thrive, so too does the dietary regulations and restrictions people place upon themselves. In other words, the choice of 'diets' to follow increases. There's; vegetarian, paleo-based, ketogenic, flexitarian, vegan, aktins, low-carb, intermittent fasting, pescetarianism, and many more variations on an activity we all share: Eating. One of… Continue reading Pro-tein or Con-tein?: Is Protein Supplementation Right For Dancers?

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Cross Training: Can You Improve Your Dancing By Not Dancing?

The argument of whether dance is a sport or an art has been rumbling on throughout the modern age. With an older post by the Royal Opera House recently being retweeted by various ballet companies, it is an argument that is set to continue. The problem perhaps begins when we view art and sport as… Continue reading Cross Training: Can You Improve Your Dancing By Not Dancing?

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Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas

In dance we're often told to use our core muscles. To tighten them in order to hold our balance for longer. But the core muscles are also useful in terms of turning and stabilising transfers of weight. As the core muscles can control the force we produce, when turning you want just enough, too much… Continue reading Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas