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.

Injured in lockdown

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 inadequate rest and recovery. If this load occurs and tissues don’t recover to optimal func

Lockdown, Productivity and Performing Arts Industry

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 the current climate. The Dance world took off with online classes, instagram live sessions, p

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