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 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...

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...

July 26, 2019

Welcome back to Science in Dance in Blogs. We are continuing with the podcast series. This week we are delighted to share with you the work and genius of Paige Rice from Edith Cowan University. In the episode she talks to us about all things to do with ankle biomechanics and even shares with us the preliminary results of her training study which involves the hot topic at the moment which is ISOMETRICS. 

Paige is studying and researching Dance Biomechanics and Bio Physics as part of her PhD which ties nicely into research surrounding; performance, injury risk and more molecular level science with her inc...

May 5, 2019

Our Second Episode is now available HERE.  

Dr Nick Keay is a renowned Sport Endocrinologist with a special interest in Dance. Being a Dancer herself, as well as many close connections with Sport, Nicky is an active practitioner and Researcher in the field of Relative Energy Deficiency and overall wellbeing. With many peer-reviewed publications Dr Keay draws on her own research to give us a current insight into effects of Low Energy Intake (intentional and unintentional). 

Alongside this, Nicky and I discuss what Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Dancers can do to spot the signs that someone maybe suff...

January 4, 2019

Introducing our latest article and first post for 2019 from Physiotherapist at Science in Dance: Clémence Tourneur. 

Rest or move? What to do when I’m in pain?

Most of dancers dance in pain: 81 % of dancers quote that pain is the main symptom which leads to the decrease of their activity. However, it does not mean to dance in suffering. It is also important for them to know how to manage their training load to return back to dancing in optimal conditions after a musculoskeletal complaint.

To rest or to stay active ?

How can we find the balance ?

To illustrate, take a first example.

A dancer had an ankle spr...

November 8, 2018


The General vs The Specific

To many this may seem obvious, in order to have healthy young Dancers we must educate our young Dancers in longevity as well as the flashy tricks and flourishes we see in 21st Century Ballet.  

In an article published yesterday from The Royal Ballet School, the question was posed as to whether current Ballet competition culture is putting young Dancers at risk? with a huge shift towards technical and physical attributes rather than artistry. This article maybe poignant to some, having seen many high profile young "competition" Dancers leave the art form at a young age to purs...

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