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Browse through our extensive knowledge base that encompasses articles about biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience of dancing, words of wisdom by famous dancers and philosophers, as well as exercises intended to help you improve your flexibility, technique and quality of movement regardless of the dance style you pursue.

sports nutrition: energy sources for dancers
Whether you are a dancer, gymnast, or runner, sports nutrition plays a very important role in optimizing the beneficial effects of your physical activity. You can enjoy different ...
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pantsula dance
A dance is more than just movement to music. It is a wordless way to release our emotions, show cultural origins and belongings, express feelings of sadness or ...
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self-talk improves sport performance
Athletes and coaches often believe that self-talk can improve performance, confidence and motivation. Here we take a look at how it works and what is the evidence for ...
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Grand Rond de Jambe en l'Air
Training for ballet dancers is both systematic and rigorous. Grand rond de jambe en l’air, a circling of the gesture leg from front to back (or vice versa), ...
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mathematics and dance
Mathematics and dance are deeply intertwined. Mathematical concepts can be used to understand dance at a more profound level and to create better choreographies, and at the same ...
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does mood influence athletic performance
There is a strong intuitive association between mood states and sport performance. But what does science say? Peter Terry and Andrew Lane from the UK's Brunel University have ...
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waltz and rumba box step
In love with dancing but not sure where to start? Let us make you acquainted with the box step, a dear friend of any dancer. It is the ...
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ballet positions
In ballet we have five basic positions of feet And five positions of arms ...
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ballroom dancers travel worldwide
As ballroom dancers move up the competitive ranks, travel becomes not only the norm but an elemental necessity - whether it is for competition, coaching, taking lessons, performing, ...
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ballet rond de jamb
Rond de jambe par terre is one of main ballet exercises that increases the turn-out of the legs. Translated from French, it means circling the leg on the ground ...
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stretching for dancers
Stretching is commonly used by athletes to increase their range of movement, as a warm-up or a cool-down. But do you know that there is more to stretching ...
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dance motivation
Dancing is a popular form of physical exercise. Studies have shown that it can decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve psychological wellbeing. A team of psychology researchers has ...
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Wisdom with a smile
«Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It’s a cha-cha» Robert Brault «I think Balanchine and Robbins ...
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For the love of dance
«I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance» Friedrich Nietzsche «On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined» Lord Byron «Dance, even if you ...
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dance partnership and love
«Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my ...
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Dancing is
«To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking» ...
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Becoming a great dancer: key to mastery
«The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style» Fred ...
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Addicted to dance
Dancing is healthy and highly beneficial for most of us. Yet, as any other rewarding activity, too much dancing can have negative effects on the dancer’s life – ...
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