Since dance is finished for the summer I have been exploring different cross training options at the gym which has been so much fun but it has left my legs aching! So I have been exploring different method of recovery. Here are my top five favourites: 1. Hydration Drinking water is so important for dancers … Continue reading Recovery Techniques for Dancers
Well it has been one manic week filled with training, exams, choreography and parties but I have loved every minute! The feeling that we are now on holiday for the summer hasn't quite hit me yet, possibly because I have two pantomime rehearsals to come but do you ever feel ready for summer break? It … Continue reading First Year of Teaching
New website, new content, new blogs!I have been thinking for a while that I want to give all the dancers out there more than just blogs that are based on my own experiences. So I have thought long and hard about the things I wanted to know as a young dancer and came up with … Continue reading All New Dance Attitude!!
Have you made plans for your summer? There are so many exciting things that the summer can bring including holidays, trips to the beach, time with friends and opportunities to try something new. I used to love having a summer holiday but after a couple of weeks I would start to get board without dance … Continue reading A Dancers Summer
Small fish in a big pond syndromeI remember sitting at the back of a hall full of children and listening to my head teacher telling us that we are going to be the little fish again (I wouldn't be surprised if every child gets this talk when moving from junior school to high school). This … Continue reading Starting at a New Company
Are you ready to fly the nest? There comes a time in every dancers life where they must choose the path they would like to follow; whether that be joining a company, continuing school, teaching or a mixture and it's probably one of the most terrifying decisions of your life! You will hear noise from … Continue reading What is Your Dance Journey?
I vividly remember my first yoga class because my mum and I had no idea what to expect and when we walked into the room the heat hit us like a brick wall (we went to a beginners hot yoga), I don't remember the exact flow or poses we did but I do remember walking … Continue reading Should Dancers Practice Yoga?
Are you prepared for upcoming auditions? Like it or not auditions are a big part of dance life, especially if you want to enter the professional world, but they can be a stressful and nerve-racking time. Ignore the stories you hear about other dancers being horrible and trying to sabotage each other because 95% of people … Continue reading Auditions Dos and Don’ts
I think most athletes will agree that there is nothing worse than having to sit at the sidelines and just watch because you have an injury. I have recently been suffering with a hip bursitis so know how frustrating it can be to either have to sit and watch or "take it easy" during class … Continue reading Dealing with an Injury as a Dancer
"Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I know are taught or trained." - Fred Astaire Tap is one of my favourite dance styles and has been ever since I was a child, but I can honestly say that until I started to train as a teacher … Continue reading International Tap Dance Day