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.

October 15, 2019

Over the last 6 months we have been lucky to have some visits from some wonderfully keen individuals who have taken the time to develop themselves further

As October Half Term break approaches, I usually take this time to travel to a city around Europe to meet new people, Dancers, Dance Scientists etc. 

Almost a year ago I was writing a blog about my time in Helsinki and my thoughts on the IADMS conference. This year, unfortunately I will not be attending the conference in Montreal. I hope all my colleagues and peers have a great time! If you have not been to an IADMS, I would greatly recommend the exper...

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

As ever, we appreciate all of your feedback and suggestions. Please like and share our podcasts. Comment with your suggestions on what topics you would like us to cover in the future.

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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...

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...

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...

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