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    The Best Free Dance Classes For Adults Online Whilst In Lockdown: Part 1

    Anyone else loving doing class in their pajamas? The world has shifted overnight, and the dance industry world has adapted to mirror this, creating brand new shifts of its own. In light of the covid-19 crisis, dancers all over the world are becoming shining beacons of passion and resilience, with many classes being taught by teachers who are teaching for free. Given that all of us dancers are currently out of work, it really is the best way to keep the dance world going; but it also is the most beautiful gift. I’m so incredibly grateful for all the classes from these amazing teachers. Perhaps the most amazing thing is…

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    What Is Musicality In Dance And How Can I Use It?

    Musicality is a term bandied around a lot in the industry, and for every dancer as you progress and hone your skill, you realise that technique is a beginning, not an end. But what exactly is musicality and how can we tap into it? In a nutshell it comes down to how we interpret what we are hearing. Dance is almost like a physical reflection of the piece we can hear. So ask yourself: If this piece of music were to be viewed as movement, what would it look like? With this in mind, let’s delve a little bit deeper into this. Here I’m going to be talking about the…

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    10 Ways To Dance In Quarantine And Progress MORE Than You Ordinarily Would Have.

    Who knew 2020 would look like this? It is a massively challenging time for everyone, and we are all asking ourselves how we can adapt our lives at home to fit our work, joy and hobbies into a smaller scaled environment. This is true for everyone and despite dance being an art form that is typically designed for space and travel, is very much being kept alive though online means, keeping that discipline and joy in steady supply and free flow. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a testament to the art of dance that all over the world dancers are dancing in their living rooms, kitchens,…

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    Treat Recipes For Athletes And Dancers- Yes, You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It

    I openly admit that I LOVE treats. In fact, my friends laugh because if given the opportunity I eat dessert first. This harks back to junior school when I started having packed lunches to take and realised I could get away with it! It’s good to have a little of what you fancy, and I love to have a sweet treat daily. I look forward to it and savour it. But as dancers and athletes, we’re conscious about what we put into our bodies. It’s not always easy to find low calorie treat recipes for athletes, so I thought I’d share 3 of my favourites. These are all under 300…

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    Getting And Maintaining A Dancers Shape- Healthy Weight Management, The Lifesum Way!

    Do you ever feel powerless when it comes to your weight? Maybe you wish you could just finally lose the weight and keep it off. Or maybe you’re at the other end of the scale (love a good pun) and doing everything you can, but just can’t seem to put it on! Or, maybe you just want to know how to stay where you are, without having to worry about it. I hear you. As dancers, we put our body’s under fierce scrutiny and often aren’t our own best friend. We spend hours in class looking in the mirror. Getting and maintaining a dancers shape is harder for some of…

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    Ballet Beautiful Review- The Book

    Never has exercise at home been more necessary and needed. (Whose missing ballet class?) Because pre-corona world, I was moving to different places on different jobs, I really wanted something that would keep me tapped in to ballet, even when I wasn’t able to get to class. So the past couple of weeks I delved into Mary Helen’s world of Ballet Beautiful, as it seemed like the perfect time. In this particular Ballet Beautiful review I’ll be focusing on the book (more to come on the videos later.) In a nutshell ballet beautiful is based around a series of exercises that aim to imbue you with the grace, strength, tone…

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    What Is Hiplet? The Dance Craze That’s Making Waves.

    In the ever evolving world of dance, more and more exciting styles are coming out to play all the time- remember when krumping was the new thang? Well, now a new style has come to my attention and no I’m not talking about fortnight. I’m talking about Hiplet! Ever heard of it? Nope, me neither (until the other day, that is.) So what is Hiplet, you ask? Hiplet is a new and exciting fusion between ballet and hip hop. Remember Save The Last Dance? (Julia Stiles, what a delight.) This movie is famous for fusing ballet and Hiphop in a relatable way. If you haven’t watched it, check out this…

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    What Is Smart Goal Setting? The Marriage Of Creativity And Logic

    In a world that is divided by those of us that thrive on productivity and those of us that are left floundering and haven’t quite got the memo, knowing how to set goals has never been more important. As a result focused society, in order to thrive we need to know how to structure our goals to carry them through to completion, and this is where S.M.A.R.T goal setting comes in. So exactly what is smart goal setting and how do we use it? Don’t worry, I’ll get to that. But first let’s look at the problems (backwards I know- am I piquing you’re interest?) Structure is great and all,…

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    How To Set Goals And Actually Achieve Them- A Dancer’s Guide

    Ready, set, go! So we are now into the second week of the new year. Be honest, have you kept your New Years resolutions? Or are you waving them fondly farewell as they disappear off into the distant horizon that is good intentions? Please know it’s totally ok if you haven’t, no judgement here. New year seems to be one of those things people love or hate- kind of like marmite. Me personally? I love it. It’s a chance to take stock- what’s working, and what needs to be adjusted to get to where you want to go. Of course this is an ongoing process throughout the year, but it’s…

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    Best Dance Workouts- Fun, Free And From The Comfort Of Home

    Hey there! Today’s post is quick and to the point, so that you can get to doing more of what this’ll is all about- dancing! I don’t know about you, but with exercise if it’s not dancing I won’t do it! Me and the gym? Not friends. So how do you stay motivated when you can’t get to class? Well luckily we have the wonderful world of YouTube! Of course, you can get into a routine at home and do the same thing every day, but after a while it just gets… stale. And having someone talk you through it, is just more fun than doing it on your own.…

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