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.

Talking points from the First Science in Dance Conference

Off the back of our very first conference and workshop event there are some very clear messages that stand out from the presentations, sessions and lectures delivered. This event was designed to bring scientists, teachers, students, professionals and Dance enthusiasts together under the same roof to share knowledge, experience, challenge perceptions and develop ideas on how Dance can evolve from a Health Care and Performance point of view. To summarise the event, and give the chance for all those who did not get the chance to be there to experience the questions posed and knowledge shared I will share some key points and questions in this article. Firstly, it is apparent that when perspectiv

Nutrition... One for the Parents and Pros

Basic Nutrition & Hydration Primer for Developing Youth Athletes Energy Requirements Everything has an energy requirement if it is required to react or move, regardless of whether you are sedentary or highly active. The only difference is that highly active people will require a greater energy input in order to balance out the great output, and vice versa. Inadequate energy intakes can be detrimental to health and performance and has been reported to delay pubertal development. Therefore, ensuring energy needs are met during a growth phase is paramount for youth athletes. It is important to note that high-intensity training under conditions of energy balance does not affect growth potential

The Ballet Buzzwords... Dance Science and Athletic Artists

In the past 4 years I have met numerous Dancers and Artists. Some of which, enjoy being likened to the Athletic Elite we see on sporting channels and in newspapers. On the other hand I have spoken with many well established Dancers who prefer to be referred to as artists, athletic artists or simply state that they are Dancers and nothing else. Here's one for the health professionals and anyone that has had reservations regarding sport science and its integration into the Dance world. After a very interesting discussion this week with an established Physiotherapist at one of the Premier Ballet Companies in the UK, I have come to the conclusion that the current generation of Sport Scientists a

Want Turn Out...? Release consistently and with purpose.

I am ever the voice of positivity when it comes to experimenting with training modalities and, without putting too finer point on it, a lot of things out there, in the ever expanding pool of exercises, work and there are some "half way house" exercises that don't really work. When it comes to your own training and methods for improving flexibility and active range of motion, you should always do your programmes with 100% commitment and purpose. All to often, Dancers aimlessly roll around on their foam rollers and massage balls for an extensive amount of time. However, with 15 minutes of structured mobility and "myo-fascial release" we can achieve the acute changes in mobility and structural

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