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A blog on supplementary movement and strength training to support sustainable dancing

The Last Blog Post

The Last Blog Post

This may be the last thing I write for danceproject.ca for quite some time… You may have noticed I’ve been rather absentee from this blog. In fact, to my astonishment, one reader emailed me asking if there was something wrong my email server as she hadn’t received any...

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Exploiting Pain for Personal Gain

Exploiting Pain for Personal Gain

It has been a while since I’ve written anything here. I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed not sitting in front of my computer, and I think this is something I’m going to be doing more often. Maybe you’d like to try it, too? In fact I’ve...

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Tales From the Dance Academy (part 3)

Tales From the Dance Academy (part 3)

Click here to read part 1. Click here to read part 2. Things are getting a little chaotic at the dance school. Students are in full on rehearsal mode for an upcoming show at the end of February and their schedule is getting intense. In teaching this class, one of my...

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Tales From the Dance Academy (part 2)

Tales From the Dance Academy (part 2)

In case you didn’t see part 1, GO HERE to read that blog post. A brief background for this blog post: I made a decision last week that it would be useful for me to write notes and observations from the classes I am teaching at the dance academy I work with. Maybe even...

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Tales From the Dance Academy (part 1)

Tales From the Dance Academy (part 1)

We are the third week into the semester at the dance academy I work at here in beautiful Torono. I am super stoked. Why am I so stoked? I’ve never had the opportunity to work with one dance class progressively for the course of a semester. I’ve done drop in...

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7 Rules For a Highly Effective Movement Practice

7 Rules For a Highly Effective Movement Practice

Once a week I get to work with the dancers of a post-secondary dance academy here in Toronto. The official class name is “conditioning”, but only because I didn’t come up with a name for the class fast enough when they asked me for one. If I had been on the ball, I...

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Learning to “Move Well”

If you have found my blog, and continue to read it regularly, then it is likely that you are on a journey similar to mine. But this is only an assumption. I can only tell you what my journey has been, and continues to be, and consider it highly probable that if my...

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IADMS 2016: A Ranty Recap

IADMS 2016: A Ranty Recap

Last weekend I was at the IADMS conference in Hong Kong to learn from and present to some of the smart people in the dance medicine and science world. In the picture you’re looking at myself in the middle, along with Lauren Warnecke from Chicago, of Art...

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