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.

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

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...

December 14, 2018

Dance vlogging and Social Media often includes a high volume of videos demonstrating exercises to help Dancers become better at Dancing. Many of the exercises are highly specific to certain movements that Dancers wish to perform. 

In years gone by, stretching and "limbering" have also made up a high proportion of what is recommended for Dancers due to the extreme lengths that choreography goes to in order to wow an audience.

When a strength coach is approaching the task of developing a Young Dancer or Athlete it is important to create a needs analysis. This is to determine which aspects, physical attribu...

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...

Preparing dancers for jumping following injury or holiday.

Jumps and landings occur frequently in dance, with professional dancers often being required to perform very creative and athletic jump combinations.

How do dancers make these jumps and leaps look so effortless? It requires tremendous amount of strength and coordination to execute them correctly. In this article, the importance of how a dancer lands and absorbs the impact from these jumps will be highlighted, with the two main reasons for this focus being injury prevention and power production. If a dancer cannot land properly or perform certain...

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...

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