What does science say on the technique, biomechanics, psychology of dancing? Check our articles below to find out

sports nutrition: energy sources for dancers

Sports nutrition: How to get the energy for performance

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

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

Talk to yourself, it helps!

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

Grand Rond de Jambe en l’Air: Getting it right

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 of dancing: Creating a perfect choreography

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

Do you perform better when you’re in good mood?

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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ballroom dancers travel worldwide

Want to be a top ballroom dancer? Be prepared to travel

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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dance motivation

Why do you dance? Take a test

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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Addicted to dance

You think you’re addicted to dance? You might be right

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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