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
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: 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.
One Move At A Time: Leg Holds
The leg hold is a challenging move that I usually only begin to try with senior dancers. There are components that make up this move that can be tricky for younger dancers to pick up. That being said strong dancers of any age can grasp this move with a little practise. The components that make… Continue reading One Move At A Time: Leg Holds
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
Flexibility: The truth as I understand it
Flexibility has been a main skill within dance, with many dancers always wanting to increase their mobility range. In the studio you often marvel at the dancer with the highest legs or the deepest plié. While having an achievable goal, a suitable role model and a safe way of achieving the goal can make the… Continue reading Flexibility: The truth as I understand it