How to Catch Up in Your Dance Training

As you may know, I started my dance training much later than most. I took my first ever ballet lesson just before I turned 15. I danced a few times a week at local schools, and I didn’t start serious ballet training until I was 21. If you’re not sure how huge a difference that…

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…

18 Things to Start Doing Today to Make You a Better Dancer

Hi there! I’m sorry that this is my first post this month, I’m currently smack-bang in the middle of my audition season, and I’ve never been so busy! I’ve had 3 auditions so far (one earlier today!) and I’m starting to get in the swing of it; I’ve got about 5 left, depending on call-backs….

Things Dancers Can Learn from Olympians

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in full swing, everyone’s attention is on these extraordinary people who have achieved the unachievable. TheseĀ are people who have devoted themselves to a goal and reached excellence- seeing people’s dreams coming true as they win medals for their country is surprisingly emotional and incredibly inspiring. I found myself thinking-…

Overcoming Setbacks

  The dance industry can be tough- physically, mentally and literally. Setbacks and disappointments are part of this journey. No one can be successful all the time- as a dancer, you need to learn how to deal with these challenging times, and not allow them to derail your progress. I’m going to talk a little…

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…

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….