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.

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...

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...

May 24, 2018

Over the last few weeks, I have been asking Dancers what they feel is the most important thing they can get from Physical Training and Strength and Conditioning. By far, the most popular answer was "Injury Prevention", "Stop me getting hurt" etc. 

This is brilliant for a number of reasons but mostly because it shows that Dancers recognise that there a ways in which we can create protective mechanisms throughout the body as a system when we perform Ballet or Jazz or Contemporary etc. 

The mechanisms of this injury prevention phenomenon are not really that well understood amongst sporting and Dance partici...

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-...

February 21, 2018

Here is Part II to our series of exercises for lower limb Stability and Strength. These exercises are all integrated into our programmes differently, however, try up to 10 repetitions of each and repeat 2-3 times to begin with.

Split Squat

Downward Dog Variation

Plank Variation with Low Arabesque

Dancer: Georgia-Mae Naan from KS Dance.

February 8, 2018

Our Latest Series of videos demonstrates more emphasis on stability and Dancer Specific control. All Dancers that are part of Science in Dance perform lifts such as squats, lunges and deadlifts that are programmed to improve maximal strength and force production on top of muscular endurance.

Side Plank Developé

Zircher Stance Romanian Deadlift

These Exercises demonstrate developing control of the hip through flexion and extension with muscle groups stimulated in a variety of plains to emphasise control through large ranges of motion.

Single Leg Romanian Deadlift with Hip Flexion and Extension plus lateral...

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