If you’re training to get faster or hit a new PB at a race, it’s likely that you’re going to be doing a few speed sessions in your training. There’s lots of variation when it comes to speed sessions, you might do fixed time intervals, distance based sprints, you may even do a few strides… Continue reading Training Talk: Speed Pyramid Sessions
Well it’s been a few months since I sat down and did one of these, and honestly there is no excuse. I just kept forgetting to do them, but now its the start of August so it’s about time to do another one, April was the last one I shared with you! So July saw… Continue reading Monthly Miles Round Up: July
We’re half way through the year, and you may or may not have found yourself getting on with the running goals you set yourself in January. Things starting to look a little bit better in terms of the COVID situation, and I’m sure many, like me, are trying to think through what they want to… Continue reading Run Training: What’s your new goal?
Running events have taken a little backseat for a while. With the hopes of all the postponed races going ahead in the Autumn, we now need to try and motivate ourselves to get moving and continue with some sort of training. If you're housebound, you're probably finding that you're not getting in as many steps… Continue reading Run Training: Fun Activities During Your Run
I'm relatively new in my profession as a dance teacher and as such am still learning. Always finding a new tip here or there and thinking about the next qualification to gain. On top of this, I love seeing what other teachers are up to and what they're teaching different age ranges. As I get more confident in my own teaching though, I don't want this level of intrigue to stop as I feel it is a very important part of being a dance teacher. Many professions have this elusive thing called CPD, often it's tied in with their jobs as they try to get a higher position in the company, or their job role changes. Dance teaching is no different, however there often isn't the incentive to go out their and do more training.
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
Dance can be tailored for many different ages groups and abilities, by using more accessible music and easier to learn steps. But sometimes groups can get bored of the week in week out monotony of learning steps and routine, or in some cases never really seem that interested in choreography. This is especially true of… Continue reading Teaching Tips: Dance Based Games
By no means am I, yet, an expert on this topic. I'm creating this post mainly as an exploration for myself and a reminder to try many of these ideas. As you teach you become aware that not everyone is motivated to learn, and as the teacher it is your job to help inspire them… Continue reading Teaching Tips: How to Inspire Children to Dance
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
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.