The Benefits Of The Pigeon Pose For Dancers

Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Let’s look at the benefits of the pigeon pose for dancers and how you can use it to improve your dancing skills. The King Pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is one of Yoga’s super poses! This pose can truly be called a full-body pose because it targets so many muscles, and opens many different joints … Read more

What Are Axel Jumps And How Do You Do Them?

If you have been a dancer for any length of time, especially a modern dancer then you have probably heard of axel jumps or axel turning jumps. What exactly are they and how do you execute them neatly? Here is a visual of axel jumps in the form of a video. This is a preparation … Read more

How To Do A Grand Jete or Split Leap

how to do a grand jete

In this article, we are going to look at how to do a Grand Jeté and how to improve your leaps. A Grand Jeté is an awesome-looking ballet trick or movement in which the dancer leaps into the air and does a split.  If done properly, it looks as though the dancer is hovering in … Read more

How To Improve Your Layouts In Your Modern Dancing

how to improve your layouts in modern dance

Let’s look at layouts in modern dancing and how you can improve your layouts. There are generally three important layout lines in modern dancing. To achieve any of these lines, it helps if the dancer is supple, strong, and understands how to hold their torso firmly. So it is a good idea first to strengthen … Read more

What Is A Spiral In Modern Dancing?

what is a spiral in modern dancing

Today, I’m going to be talking about a compelling aspect of modern dance and what is a spiral in modern dancing. You’re going to find out about an intricate and symbolic movement that’s more than just a twist or a turn. It’s a profound expression that connects the dancer’s body with the essence of life’s … Read more

What Is Attitude In Dance?

what is attitude in dance

What is attitude in dance? Apart from the attitude a dancer is giving you, I am actually referring to the attitude step. Attitudes are derived from ballet, but other dance forms like jazz and contemporary also use the attitude leg a lot. What Is An Attitude? Here is an explanation of the attitude in dance, … Read more