Dance Like a Human (part 3): Movement Variability

Dance Like a Human (part 3): Movement Variability

Read part 1 here. Read part 2 here. And welcome to part 3. In my mission to be more concise, let us get right to the point. Today we’ll be talking about movement variability. Movement variability means having options. But not too many options—>  ... read more
Funding the Future Dance Educational Paradigm: A Political Rant

Funding the Future Dance Educational Paradigm: A Political Rant

This is how the word “politics” makes me feel: I’ve never been one to follow politics or express my political views publicly. One, because I honestly don’t understand how governments works, and two, because I am completely ignorant of the views any of the... read more
Dance Like a Human (part 2): Do You Even Shift?

Dance Like a Human (part 2): Do You Even Shift?

 Reclaiming the Frontal Plane for Dummies (for Dancers) I’d first like to take the time to congratulate myself on actually following through on writing part two, because no one’s going to give me a high five for that but me. Go me! #SelfAccountability. To... read more
Movement vs. Exercise: What is the Distinction?

Movement vs. Exercise: What is the Distinction?

In writing this blog post today I am procrastinating the completion of a massive piece of editing. I’ve created a monster. I’ve been assigned the rewarding task of creating a resource paper for Healthy Dancer Canada. “Write two pages”, they said.... read more
Owning the Off-Season

Owning the Off-Season

It’s that time again… Time to talk about off-season training! Which means that glorious, glorious, summer is coming. Last week I presented my final workshop of the school year at York U. I will miss these guys, and am looking forward to coming back next... read more
Restoring Your Movement Map

Restoring Your Movement Map

If you’re soaked in sweat by the end of the first plie exercise, you’re doing it wrong. I used to think it was “correct” to be working so hard that what should be an easy warm-up becomes a heart-pounding, sweaty ordeal. So too we see this trend in fitness,... read more
Where’s Your Head At? (How to keep your eyes off the ground)

Where’s Your Head At? (How to keep your eyes off the ground)

Time to get stoked about vision! This blog post is for the dancers who have been told not to look down at the floor so much. Why is that so dang hard not do do, eh? This is also a blog post for the dancers who have trouble spotting turns, balancing (in general), and... read more
A Holistic Look at Foot-Care for Dancers

A Holistic Look at Foot-Care for Dancers

Call me a slow, but I learned this weekend that taking care of blisters is kind of a big deal. An infected blister can land you in the hospital. I’m writing this after having spent three days off my feet because of a silly little blister (although the emerg doctor... read more

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