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.

December 1, 2019

Our Latest Episode is now available on all formats. Friend of the podcast Sy Wiggall is back with us for his first input to the show!

We talk about Overall Well-being and its links with performance, Team Cohesion, Stress and Holistic Lifestyle management.

LISTEN HERE TO EPISODE 6 and check out our YOUTUBE Channel for the full live video call.

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

February 19, 2019

In light of articles written surrounding Social Media over the last year, I thought I would weigh in on the instagram hype.

Maybe it is now satisfying to post on social media, yet as many have suggested it is a double edged sword. Personally, at Science in Dance we use Instagram and Facebook to share informative visual content of Dancers taking positive steps within in Cross-Training and Dance Specific Training. Yet to be perfectly honest, we spend a good proportion of our time giving perspective to young Dancers and encouraging positive social media usage. However, there is more that needs to be done w...

December 21, 2018

Many times throughout a Dancer's career, a Dancer can be described as resilient, tough, passionate, dedicated... All words that carry weight. These are all traits that individuals may strive for, however, under the constraints of performance the essence of the unknown can often distort the performance and display of such characteristics. 

Of late, I have aimed to listen to more podcasts and listen to coaches talk to one another. One concept that struck a chord most recently was a question posed on the Pacey Performance Podcast which was... Why might one of the greatest athletes in the world struggle to...

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...

July 26, 2018

For all the data lovers... this one is for you. Dance Science in practise.

Do not be deterred by the nature of this article. We are going to go on a journey through how much hard work Dancers actually do. We are all aware that Dancers work hard, and anecdotally, the history books and news articles of a Ballerina's foot and the weird and wonderful positions that Contemporary and Hip Hop Dancers put themselves into, are well advertised on Youtube and wider networks. But how much energy, effort and physiological/psychological stress are Dancers putting themselves through. 

Over the last decade there ha...

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