Tag Archives: healing dancer

Keeping warm, healthy and happy in and out of the studio.

Hot, sweaty studios are a breeding ground for colds and flu but how can we keep well? Do you find that the moment one person in your class or company has a virus, it soon spreads like wildfire and everyone has it?! Keeping warm and cosy during this cold spell and dismal weather can at…

Excellence Vs Perfectionism in Dance”

Excellence Vs Perfectionism Trying to strike a balance between achieving excellence and avoiding tipping into perfectionist tendencies is a fine line. “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralising” Harriet Braiker As a dancer we are hard working individuals and keen to work towards our dreams and ambitions. Yet how far are we […]

The Art of Self Care

How often do we really take care of ourselves? It can sometimes be easier to put other people’s needs, paying the bills and the demands of every day life ahead of our own needs, health and happiness. This is a question I have been contemplating for a little while as I currently have 9 loved…

Stress causes inflammation in the body; dance can cool it down! 

Inflammation in the body is triggered by stress, poor diet and obesity and physical and psychological stress are major triggers of heart disease, depression, chronic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Dance can help cool the heat and does wonders for your wellbeing and preventing horrible illnesses that can impact negatively on your life. Dance and other…

The Sleeping Dancer

How much sleep do you have every night? Sleep is so fundamental to our everyday well being, which may seem an obvious statement but scientific research has discovered that the world is not having enough sleep. Ideally we should be having 8 hours of sleep a night and as Dancers if you have been moving…

Staying positive when injured

Being injured as a dancer can be a frustrating and heart sinking experience but I think it is important to use the time positively and to consider what has caused the injury and why. The body is clever and is trying to tell you something, that either there is a problem with a movement pattern…

Mementos – a performance by 3rd Stage Dance Company

I was invited by Artistic Director, Polly Crockett-Robertson to join 3rd Stage Dance Company two years ago. 3rd Stage is a company designed for trained and professional dancers wanting/needing to return to dance or performing. Some members may have had a break from dance because of family commitments, a different career choice or some may…