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
In the last few classes and auditions, I have taken, not one of them had an adequate warm up from a fitness/physical activity/scientific point of view.
A warm up should meet certain criteria: Raise the heart rate Mobilise the joints Light/dynamic stretches What this should achieve is: Increase blood flow to your muscles – enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Warms your muscles to promote energy releasing reactions, and makes the muscle more supple. Prepares the m
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