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.

January 28, 2019

Everything is a Question of Balance

Balance is one of the most important skills to have for dancing. To improve your balance, the first thing to be conscious of is what you do when you try to balance: this realization goes through the observation of your habitual behaviour to create a movement. The preparation of balance is also as important as your strength: a balanced movement requires a minimum of effort.

A typical person has their centre of gravity above the navel, in the middle of the body in a horizontal plane. To keep a balanced position, the vertical projection of the centre of gravity have to be...

November 14, 2018

Jodie is back with our next guest publication!

Dancers may, more often than not, suffer an injury during their training or professional career.

“I’m injured… what can I do?” is the second most common question I get asked after “when can I get back to dancing?”

As frustrating as an injury can be, it could be a blessing in disguise and dancers should try to shift it to a positive. Not dancing because of an injury allows the opportunity to look at or study other aspects of your dance training, outside of the physical context of dance.

This could include:

  • Learning about nutrition

  • Researching your injur...

September 13, 2018

Welcome to September with Science in Dance and a special Welcome to our Guest Author, Jodie Comer. You may have heard of Jodie from previous articles, as she is the latest cog to be added to Science in Dance Engine. Jodie is supporting Dancers at KS Dance and Science in Dance with Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation. 

This article is a brief overview on the role that Manual Therapists have in the World of Dance. Jodie is a great practitioner with a superb perspective. We believe that exercise is the best medicine for instability and movement related issues, yet, therapists have a key role in facilitating...

June 25, 2018

This may not be an opinion that a lot share, however, I will give my 6 pence worth anyway...

If you are young and budding Dancer... What is the best use of your time this summer...? More training in the style you already do, just in a different location or training that involves a variety of new Dance Styles, methods of expressing yourself and integrated approaches to improving muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. 

Summer Schools have increased in popularity over the last decade and with good reason. Many offer training to Dancers in amazing settings that Dancers would not otherwise encounter. H...

June 12, 2018

This week we are bringing you highlights from some of our gym sessions with the Dancers in Full Time Ballet Training at KS Dance (www.ksd-online.co.uk) Check Them Out!

It is crucial that the principles we talk about on this website, we employ in our everyday work as practitioners so we thought we would show you what we have been up to!

Barbell Hip Thrust

Single Leg Box Jump from Kneeling

Weighted Calf Walks

Copenhagen Groin Exercise

Medicine Ball Throws for Horizontal Force Production

April 2, 2018

Happy Easter from Science in Dance. 

I love Easter eggs as much as the next person but once that initial break from the heavy world of Dance has been enjoyed, its probably time to look at what the time can be used for in order to improve yourself before the Dancing kicks in again and the days start whizzing past. In term time or during heavy performance periods there isn't always the time to hit the gym or spend time working on Strength and Power. 

The article here, discusses using your down time wisely and we have included some exercises to work on over the Spring Break.

With vocational training or part-...

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