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.

January 7, 2020

Welcome back to Science in Dance Blogs for 2020. We are kicking off with a guest article from Stefanie of Aus Dancers Oversears. Enjoy and please leave your feedback and comments as always!

New Year’s Resolutions

There’s no way of escaping advertisements, magazine articles, and social media posts about what we should do better next year. What will eventually bring us the ultimate body (what’s that anyway?), and why we need to cut out more, or other foods in the new year. The one-size-fits-all training programs and diets... and who’s immune to this kind of input? Well, the informed dancer can be.

There’s a...

May 5, 2019

Our Second Episode is now available HERE.  

Dr Nick Keay is a renowned Sport Endocrinologist with a special interest in Dance. Being a Dancer herself, as well as many close connections with Sport, Nicky is an active practitioner and Researcher in the field of Relative Energy Deficiency and overall wellbeing. With many peer-reviewed publications Dr Keay draws on her own research to give us a current insight into effects of Low Energy Intake (intentional and unintentional). 

Alongside this, Nicky and I discuss what Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Dancers can do to spot the signs that someone maybe suff...

November 20, 2018

Chris Taggart is back with some basic pointers for optimising energy availability and metabolism.

How to Maximise Your Energy Efficiency...

So, you’ve read my previous articles on nutrition (I hope…), you’ve determined the right foods to eat, how

many calories you need, how much daily protein and carbohydrates, and when to eat them to achieve performance greatness. But you’re still super tired, can’t seem to recover from training, and just a bit brain fogged all the time. If this sounds like you, then your nervous system may be a little too revved up and your next step ought to be to calm it down and focu...

August 30, 2018

Following on from Chris Taggart's excellent run of articles and some amazing feedback, we are so pleased to welcome him back with some facts and figures on basic Carbohydrate for Dancers and intakes for performance. Carbs get a hard time but when used correctly they can aid performance and recovery enhancing the Dancer's ability to train and practise.

Carbohydrates

Following on from my nutrition primer and still on the topic of macronutrients, the next topic of interest is carbohydrates (CHO). Here’s a quick summary of what you may already know about CHO from the first article:

  • CHO are the main source...

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