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.
Failing is a good thing – both in training and in life. Failing in life can be quite hard hitting and may not present any positive silver linings for quite some time, so I will mainly be talking from a training perspective. In training, working out, body conditioning and practice you have to fail to know where you stand in your physical ability. This might be a physical bodily failing where you can lift a weight any more, run any further, or too tire to carry on – or this can