Update- Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone! I am aware that I haven’t posted in a really long time. On top of that, pretty much all of my recent posts have been reviews. I’m so sorry about that- I have had a whole bunch of new posts planned but I wasn’t sure where to begin. So, I’ll begin with this-…

Finding the balance between health and body positivity

Most dancers I know are pretty obsessed with health: myself included. As people with such a physically demanding lifestyle, it is important that we are well-nourished and energised to get through each day, perform at our best, and avoid injuries. Dance as a profession also demands an especially slim physique, so dancers are usually keen…

Self- Care Tips for Dancers

  Dance is incredibly demanding, especially at a serious level. As dancers, we not only give an incredible amount of mental and physical energy to what we do, but what we do also informs the rest of our lives. You can’t keep dance and life separate, because when you dance, it IS your life. When…

Dance and Nutrition Part One: My Story

Dance and Nutrition: what an important topic. Dance is incredibly demanding- dancers train (at least) as hard as athletes, however as artists are required to maintain a certain line. (‘Line’ is how we often describe the shape of the body in dance, both in general and when in specific poses). I recently went to see…

Bootea 14 Day Teatox Review

I’ve always been cautious about slimming tea products. I believe that there’s no replacement for eating healthily and training right. However I have been curious about these Bootea teatox teas for some time, wondering if they really do work. You see a lot of people promoting them on social media, claiming excellent results; how much…

How to Improve Your Sleep

This might seem like a strange topic for a dance blog, but it’s surprisingly important. Dancers have to train like athletes, and a huge part of training is allowing your body adequate recovery time. Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential in order to dance at your best, to improve and to get stronger. When you…

Overtraining, metabolic damage and recovery regime

  High guys! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, I’ve been busy with work, and I’ve had a lot of planning to do for things coming up. Part of that planning includes this new regime I’ll be sharing with you! This a longer post than usual but read on to find out all…

Preventing Soreness

Okay, so hopefully everyone is starting to get back into the swing of things now following the Christmas break. Those first couple of weeks back can be a real pain- literally. After time off, coming back to ballet and re-strengthening those muscles you don’t use often in daily life can equal a lot of soreness….

Physiotherapy

For this week’s blog post, I thought I’d share an amazing physiotherapy appointment I had a few weeks ago.   I’ve had problems with my left Achilles for years now. I’ve found a way to keep it under control to an extent; Biofreeze before class, Voltarol after, keeping legwarmers on, stretching and rolling out my…