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.

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...

June 25, 2018

This may not be an opinion that a lot share, however, I will give my 6 pence worth anyway...

If you are young and budding Dancer... What is the best use of your time this summer...? More training in the style you already do, just in a different location or training that involves a variety of new Dance Styles, methods of expressing yourself and integrated approaches to improving muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. 

Summer Schools have increased in popularity over the last decade and with good reason. Many offer training to Dancers in amazing settings that Dancers would not otherwise encounter. H...

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 25, 2018

Its natural... We practise... we fail... we try again... we learn... we fail... we succeed... we learn... we fail... we try new things.

With almost every instagram account and facebook meme encouraging us to be the best version of ourselves and eat kale and a drink more water, its hard to take the message seriously and know what to do for the best.

My message is simple... Do what makes me you feel good.

I get asked, "Should I go for a massage?", "Should I go for accupuncture?" or "Should I just roll out?".

In an upcoming video, I will discuss my thoughts, from both a physiological and psychological stand...

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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