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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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What Makes Dance and Sport Different From Each Other?

While we often find Dance in the PE curriculum within education, I believe it is fair to say that many would distinguish between both Dance and Sport. There is something intrinsic that makes them different, although both are a form of exercise and physical arousal. Both can also be used for the Sports Leaders Award,… Continue reading What Makes Dance and Sport Different From Each Other?

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How previous knowledge affects perception, even in the appreciation of art

Have you ever found yourself; going to watch a film simply because it has your favourite actor in, watch a new television show as it's made by the same company, or seen a film as you like the director. The same things happen when you go to the theatre, you may choose to see a certain… Continue reading How previous knowledge affects perception, even in the appreciation of art

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Dance For Parkinson’s: Why I encourage the older generation to dance.

Parkinson's is a neurological condition that most often affects adults over the age of 60, although rare, it can also present itself within adults under the age of 50. It is said that 1 in 500 people have Parkinson's, so within the UK that's around 128,000 people living with Parkinson's. While it is important to note that suffers of… Continue reading Dance For Parkinson’s: Why I encourage the older generation to dance.