When you hear "Body Image", what do you think of? Is it... how you see yourself in the mirror? Is it... what you think of your body? It is... what you think others may be thinking of your body? Understanding Body Image is crucial for dancers (and teachers!) because you're expressing your emotions,… Continue reading Body Image, Dance and Eating
Being aware of eating disorders can make a big difference to you as a dancer, but unfortunately the conversation is hardly ever held in schools or even between teachers and students. Dancers today are provided with loads of resources about ankle sprains, knee and hip injuries, and prehab workouts to prevent injuries from happening… Continue reading We Can Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start. And We Should.
In one of the most recent workshops we had, students jot down the first word(s) that came to mind to define what makes a dancer healthy. They did this right at the beginning of the workshop and at the end. And the words that came out was great. Words that came out at the beginning… Continue reading What makes a Healthy Dancer?
I'm against calorie-counting for a reason and that is that counting calories makes you vulnerable and insecure around food and exercise. (not to mention that counting calories, or any form of dieting, does not help you lose weight in the long term - it actually leads to regaining more) This account by Joanna really depicts… Continue reading What happens when you start counting calories?
Today the 6th of May is International No Diet Day. The name says it all, really - it's a day to say NO to diets because hey, why are we even allowing others and ourselves to determine so much of our worth on body size and shape when each and every one of us… Continue reading Say No To Diets Today
There are three things that eating can do for you, as a dancer, but too often only two of them are considered and the third one never spoken. So let's have a look. The three things that eating can bring to you: Eating plentifully will support your ability to dance, physically.… Continue reading Three ways in which Eating can enhance your performance
You can protect yourself from injuries by saying good-bye to diets
If not dieting then what and how do dancers eat?