004 – Stress and adaptation and the barbell

Stress and adaptation and the barbell Dancers invariably benefit from increased strength and muscular endurance. Strength combined with technique makes movement easier. It also reduces injury rates and recovery times. Muscular endurance enables a dancer to perform...

002 – What is the best way to train dancers?

What is the best way to train dancers? In 2011 the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) published an article titled “Dance Fitness”. The whole thing is worth the 10 minute read and can be found here: http://www.iadms.org/page/303. The...

001 – Defining dance in terms of strength

Defining dance in terms of strength One of the most comprehensive definitions of dance comes from Joann Kealiinohomoku. She wrote, “Dance is a transient mode of expression, performed in a given form and style by the human body moving in space. Dance occurs through...