Supplementary training for dancers is a big thing and is becoming more and more important to support modern choreography and performances demands. Because of this people think ‘gym’. I will go to the gym and that will make me harder, better, faster, stronger - They get in to the gym and it is a totally different world compared to the studio or stage. More often than not people don’t use the gym as well as they could to support their technical and aesthetic movement training.
I bang on about supplementary training to compliment your dancing; this is one of FLUX’s main drives, along with pre-habilitation over rehabilitation. One thing to take in to consideration is that our bodies are a “use it or lose it” system. Basically if you don’t practice you wont get any better. Something I have been looking at recently is my dynamic muscle quality. Training explosive actions such as high jumps, distance jumps, explosive pushups (push up clap) to make sure
So, dancers and their fitness – In a nutshell, a lot of us are not actually ‘fit to dance’. Any of you who have been to any of my talks, workshops, classes, have emailed me, skyped me, or just entered into a longer than average conversation, will have almost definitely have heard me say this. Dance UK’s research found that around 80% of dancers get injured each year. That’s a big number. Susan Simpson, the physiotherapist of the New Zealand School of Dance, states that 90% of