Welcome to our Training blog. Here we will post vblogs and articles for you to read at your leisure and offer you insight into the lives and experiences of Professional Dancers, Teachers, Coaches and Students as well as training advice and tips.

May 14, 2020

Guest Article from Sports Therapist, Jodie Comer of English National Ballet.

Injured during lockdown

Are you injured during the lockdown? As controversial as this may sound, it might be the best time to be nursing an injury…

Within Dance the overuse rate of injury in Ballet ranges between 56.7 – 75% of all dance injuries compared to acute injuries in Ballet ranging from 42.6-43.3% (Smith et al. 2015, Allen et al. 2013, Nilsson et al. 2001, Ramkumar et al. 2016).

Overuse injuries in dance can be linked to load. In this instance I use the term load to describe time spent doing a particular activity with inad...

May 8, 2020

I will admit, at the beginning of Lockdown in the UK, I fell into the trap of attempting to "learn a new skill", "come out of lockdown a more skilled human", "develop physically and mentally". 

Social media was awash with memes and posts suggesting that everyone, during times of Corona, should be overtly productive and engaged with podcasts, reading, writing, exercise and learning to juggle or whatever took your fancy. In the end, this is unrealistic given the "unprecedented" times and individuals should conduct themselves however they feel best in order to ensure that they remain healthy and safe in th...

April 23, 2020

Once again, amidst the UK's lockdown we are making our podcasts available on youtube with our recorded episodes featuring visuals!

This week's episode of Life as a Pro features Musical Theatre Performer, Katie Deacon. In this episode Katie and I discuss how she started in formal and traditional classical Ballet Training before making the progression into Ballet Companies and the onto her transition from Ballerina to Musical Theatre Performer.

This was a fascinating journey through Katie's career which has included roles in Mary Poppins, An American in Paris, On the Town and Cats. I would highly recommend...

March 25, 2020

At Science in Dance we hope that all our subscribers and the wider community are happy and healthy as well as taking the best possible measures to keep themselves safe at this time. 

Whilst the performing arts industry is on hold we are bringing you a new series from Dancers around the globe. "Life as a Pro" is a series in which we will be interviewing and talking with Professionals in the Performing Arts in order to share their experience, motivation and stories with the world. This platform is aimed at inspiring the younger generation of Dancers and Artists to pursue their dreams, even during challeng...

March 16, 2020

Today Science in Dance opened its first Online Shop for programmes, templates and workouts. We have initially released our most in demand template. The Ankle Sprain Rehab template has been our most requested resource. The template gives a small insight into safe exercises to help you return to Dancing following a conventional Grade 1 Ankle sprain providing you have sought Physical Therapy or medical assistance to diagnose the injury. This programme is not a substitute for quality physio time. However, the programme covers exercise progression and criterion to allow you to progress through the stages sa...

March 3, 2020

We have been away from the blogs and podcasts for a number of exciting reasons.

Firstly, as you may have seen on the socials we are rolling out some generic ankle strength programmes for purchase with a variety of extensive videos talking you through exercises and techniques to improve and maintain strength and stability at the ankle.

The common misconception here is that all the exercises used to enhance ankle strength simply involve the ankle. THEY DO NOT.  This programme takes a far more global approach to Stability and Strength for Dance with some added tips on mobility and flexibility.

This programme...

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