WALKING ON WITH CONFIDENCE

WALKING ON WITH CONFIDENCE The first chance a judge will get to see you is the moment you walk on that stage. You have approximately five seconds of walking when everyone in the arena is watching you. Judges may not realise it but they are already marking you – not physically, they are marking you… Read More

ANALYSING THE JUMP ROPE

ANALYSING THE JUMP ROPE Skipping is one of the most beneficial forms of conditioning for dancers, but only when done correctly and for dancers who can actually absorb force upon landing. Its great to want to do extra conditioning work, but anytime you add in more stress to the knees you must think about what… Read More

THE BEST WARM UP PRE-COMPETITION

THE BEST WARM UP PRE-COMPETITION As a dancer, the primary aim when warming up is to prepare yourself for whats about to come. This means post warm up your body must be ready to produce high force ballistic movements rapidly in all directions. You must not assume that static stretching in a seated position with a… Read More

PRE-COMPETITION NUTRITION

What is the goal? The main aim of pre-competition nutrition is to provide you with enough energy to fuel your full performance along with enough liquids to avoid dehydration, cramping, and fatigue. The most important rule when it comes to nutrition pre-competition is that you must stick to foods that your body is familiar with.… Read More

HOW TO DEAL WITH PRE-COMPETITION NERVES

Just like many of you dancers reading this, nerves were one of the biggest fears that Lauren dealt with as a dancer. Pre-competition nerves can have a significant impact on your performance, sleep, hydration and make you feel so sick that you don’t want to eat. But, it was once Lauren started to understand what… Read More

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CORE

For any of you with weak core strength or stabilisation, you need to pay close attention to this article, as understanding what the core is, and actioning on everything that you read, may be the difference between producing a flawless performance on stage, or ever reaching your full potential. Now for many of you, you… Read More

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