By True Potential

When you ask dancers what their biggest fear is – many will tell you it is the fear of getting injured. However, it is important to remember that your dancing life is not necessarily over because of an injury. In fact an injury can turn out to be one of the best experiences in your dance career. It can give you an opportunity to take the time to listen to and learn about your body

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By True Potential

We all know that there is an “ideal” posture that we all strive to achieve while we are in dance class, but what is it and why is it so important? Well balance alignment is essential for dancers to develop good dance technique and prevent injury. Dancers need to learn to control this placement not only whilst standing in class, but also as they move through space. Controlling alignment is an ongoing challenge and something

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By True Potential

Often when dancers come to see me at the clinic, the first questions I ask are how many hours of training they do per week, how long their classes are and how many of their classes are technique based classes as opposed to troupe class or solo lessons. The answers I am given often surprise me and in turn concern me. When I was young, I went to a ballet school that focused on exams

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