‘Dance Tips’

Do you drink enough water?

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

Did you know that approximately 57-60% of your body is composed of just water? It’s true! Water counts for just over half of your body weight, yet a lot of Australians do not drink enough water to even meet their basic daily requirements – Around 75% are considered to be chronically dehydrated. Particularly as the days are getting longer and hotter as it gets into Summer, it is very important that you stay hydrated for the sake of your health.

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How to avoid common dance injuries

Injuries happen all the time when you do any kind of exercise, particularly dance. It is often inevitable, yet there are many ways in which you can minimise the chances of it affecting you: Prevention is better than cure.

Warming Up

This is crucial before you start any strenuous or vigorous Read the rest of this entry »

5 reasons why dancing makes you happy!

Of course it’s true! Dancing is an activity that lets loose a rainbow of benefits for your mentality and your mood. The next time you slip on your dancing shoes, think of all the good that you’re doing for your mind. Here are a couple of motivational pointers to which will encourage you to keep on dancing!

1. Endorphins

When you start moving your body, your brain starts to Read the rest of this entry »

How to choose the right dance shoes – and win a pair worth $150!

In this day and age dancers can choose from a huge range of dance shoes, here are some tips for size, style and country of origin, and a chance to win a brand new pair of Salvios shoes!

Choosing the right size

We asked Cathy Lennox from Australian manufacturer Salvios about her tips for fitting; she advised “A dance shoe should be firm on the foot. Not tight but firm. Toes should be towards the end of the shoe but ladies toes not hanging over the end of the shoe. For children we do try and fit Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Balance

Image is the first thing people see when watching a couple dance. Even the untrained eye can appreciate grace, fluidity, emotion and skill. But there is one essential thing that holds it all together; balance.

The definition for balance is: a state of equilibrium.

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Dance Tips – Competition Endurance

When planning for a competition, it is essential to prepare your body for endurance. Dance comps often require you to dance at your peak several times in quick succession and the fitter you are, the better you will perform.

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What are your dance goals for 2011?

With a brand new year upon us it is the time to plan great things. Whatever level you are in dance, take a few moments to think about what you really want to achieve this year in the studio.

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