Dancing Tips For Beginners

dancing tips for beginners

In this post, let’s look at some dancing tips for beginners. This is especially if you are a beginner who is starting dancing later than you normally would and you may feel a little out of your depth. When you’re first getting into dancing, no matter if it’s ballet, modern dance, hip hop, or even … Read more

Ballet Bar Exercises – Why On Earth Do We Need To Do Bar Exercises?

ballet bar exercises

Ballet bar exercises make up almost 50% of the ballet class at times, and bar work has been going on as long as ballet has been around.  Some people think that ballet bar exercises are outdated, and they are not needed anymore in the training of ballet. As a ballet student, you will either love … Read more

Turnout In Ballet and How To Increase Your Turnout

turnout in ballet

Turnout in ballet is a very controversial subject, and every ballet dancer wants to achieve perfect turnout. But how does turnout actually work and what are the limits. Let’s look at some of the muscle groups and ways in which we can increase our turnout in ballet. Why is this and why do we need … Read more

How To Cure Plantar Fasciitis

plantar fasciitis stretch

Plantar fasciitis is a pretty common ailment amongst runners, walkers and even unfortunately dancers. In this post, I will look at how to cure Plantar Fasciitis with the use of some great stretches that are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the lower leg, ankle and foot muscles. Good flexibility around the … Read more

Cross Training For Dancers

cross training for dancers

If you are a dancer in this day and age and you want to get stronger, then you have probably realised that dancing alone is not going to get you where you want to go. This is where cross training for dancers comes in. Most ballet dancers feel that they want to spend all their … Read more

Let’s Look At Testing Core Strength Dancers

testing core strength

As you probably already know, the best core strengthening exercise is the plank, so we are going to look at testing core strength using the plank. All dancers and athletes need to have strong core muscles. These are muscles that work to stabilize the entire body and include the transverse abdominals, erector spinae, the obliques, … Read more