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.

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...

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 30, 2019

Episode 3 introduces Dan Lonsdale. Dan is a Strength and Conditioning Coach specialising in the physical preparation of Gymnasts. Dan is an enthusiastic coach with some great ideas on how to positively influence the culture of sport and empowering the health of young athletes. In this episode, Dan and I discuss Early Specialisation, Coaching Relationships, Screening and much more. 


Listen HERE to the Podcast

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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 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...

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...

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