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GYROTONIC® the dancers’ well kept secret

Gyro whaaat?  Gyrotonics is not just a trend floating around the dance world today, it’s benefiting people and specifically dancers worldwide. Sofia, a certified Gyrotonic® teacher, explains how you can reap the benefits.  What is Gyrotonic? The Gyrotonic Method is an exercise system designed to take the body beyond its limitations by executing fluid, well […]

Feminism in the Dance World

In the wake of the women’s marches across the globe, the #metoo campaign and the stars of Hollywood creating a storm in the wake of insurmountable sexual harassment scandals, it’s only natural to start to hold the same critical lens up within which we see and understand women and gender within the industry of professional […]

IANA SALENKO shares her fitness secrets.

Ukrainian Prima Ballerina Iana Salenko has graced world stages with her exquisite presence for years. From London’s Royal Ballet to the Berlin State Ballet, her drive for success and underniable beauty on stage has set her apart from the rest of the ballet world. Standing at only 5’2″ she manages to fill an entire stage with […]

Should women lift?

Tears rolled repetitively down my rosey cheeks as my Russian teacher slapped me on my ass and called me fat. ‘Little piggy!’ she explained. I was 17 and 53 kilos. For a normal girl my age I was marginally underweight, malnourished and on the inside, reasonably starving, but in the ballet world I had a […]

Should Dancers RUN?

Although dancers have a mountain of problems, is running away from them the best way? And this I mean in the upmost literal sense of course, is it okay for dancers to run? Much like weight training, running was something I was constantly told is the worst possible thing any dancers should be doing. ‘It […]

#SHOWMEYOURBEAUTY

Okay girls it’s time! It’s time to lift up your right hand with some serious love but ever so gentle anger, slap yourself on your beautiful buttocks and say to yourself, stop it! Stop looking in the mirror and picking out every part of your body that you strongly dislike. Stop focusing only on your […]

OVERCOMING INJURIES

There are certain moments in a dancers career which are firmly sketched into our brains for the entirety of our lives. The moment we slip into a pair of pointe shoes for the very first time, or master a dreaded entrechat (still yet to do that), the first news of landing a role we worked […]

A world without Art (-ists)

Written by Jaslyn Reader Well…. As someone who has lived and breathed art from as young as I can remember – painting, drawing, dancing and to my mothers misfortune, singing- this will no doubt be a difficult thought experiment for me but here we are. On the cusp of a global pandemic, another global recession, […]

PROTEIN: What you should know

If you’ve gone your entire life believing that ample protein intake is just for body builders and ego enriched men at the gym looking for gains on gains, then you are amongst 90% of most women and dancers. But we are here to burst your little bullshit bubble and lead you in the right direction […]

Yoga & Ballet

How Can Yoga Improve My Dancing? Most people that start practicing yoga do it to improve their flexibility and fitness.  Well as dancers we already spend so much time on these things.  So you may be wondering, how can I possibly improve my dancing through yoga? Peace of mind Patanjali defines yoga as Chitta Vritti Nirodha, which […]