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.

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 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...

November 6, 2019

If the Strength Coaches walked out of all the Sports Teams in the world. Sport would continue to be played. Same is true of Dance. Dancers have managed to get to pretty astonishing levels without ever so much as stepping foot in the gym.

Ahhhhh Gotcha... although it is still true. Applying perspective to this very inflammatory point of view is important... If we were to compare two Dancers or Sports Players. On one hand, PERSON A is quite literally a Master of their Art but had no gym training whatsoever and PERSON B is a physical specimen but focussed solely on being the best in the gym and did not giv...

October 31, 2019

We are all accustomed now to exercise ideas and the so called miracles of training that someone did once to make them unbelievably flexible and has no backing or evidence whatsoever.

Here are some of my philosophies regarding the social media melting pot:

1. What if I told you... People do those stretching routines BECAUSE they are already flexible.

2. One exercise and what it does in that moment... will never produce results better than consistency, progression and the combination of Intensity and Volume.

3. Copying some "STUFF" is dangerous.

4. One exercise taken out of context cannot be judged.

5. There i...

April 29, 2019

Episode 1 headlines with Terry Hyde talking all things mental health and in particular the potential link between physical and mental health. 

Episode 1: Listen Here

We hope you enjoy and look out for future Episodes coming thick and fast!

Check out Terry on www.counsellingfordancers.com

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