We recently bought an airtrack also known as a tumbling mat for our daughter. You can see her here in the photo on the track we bought. But before we …
When my daughter turned 8 we bought her an inflatable tumbling mat to practice her handsprings and tricks on for her birthday. She has trained in acrobatic dance at her …
The first step to using a turn board is to focus on balance and core strength. Turn boards are slick on the bottom, and they will be incredibly unsteady and slippery for a first-time user.
There are many different dance turn boards and spin discs out there for you to buy. But which one is the best for your dancer? Take a read of our reviews – we actually bought and tested out each product!
If your dancer is looking to improve in ballet, there is one tried and true solution – practice at home! Most young dancers don’t take enough hours of class per week to get away with not practicing at home and still expect to see results, whether that’s balancing longer in an arabesque or finding that additional rotation in a pirouette.
In lyrical dance, we combine the best of the worlds of ballet and jazz, sometimes with a little modern thrown in for fun. But with so many styles fusing into one to create lyrical, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what dancers should focus on when practicing at home. Luckily, there are several easy and fun exercises you can do with your dancer that will help them improve in lyrical dance!
Jazz dance, with its origins in African music and culture, has long been a way to celebrate, communicate and entertain. The history of jazz dance isn’t often taught in the studio setting, but understanding where this commercially successful form of dance comes from, and how it has evolved, is an important part of improving as a jazz dancer.
By Danielle Pierce-Master, MA Dance / Edited by Samantha Bellerose, B.Ed, Dip.Dance (Performing Arts) Cross-training is important for dancers to develop strength, improve balance and flexibility, and prevent injuries. As …
Pilates and Yoga are both wonderful mind-body practices that help to develop strength, flexibility, and balance. For a dancer looking to cross-train, Pilates and Yoga both offer opportunities to develop their minds and bodies in ways that complement their dance training.
Yoga has a number of benefits for dancers seeking to cross-train for general wellness. The way Yoga trains the mind and encourages non-judgment and a shedding of things that don’t serve us is incredibly important in the preservation of a dancer’s mental health.