Training Journal: Frustration Point

At present, I admit I have hit a frustration point in dancing. While I am managing to hit my targets with gym training sessions (both for cardio and weight training), the dancing side has been a little infuriating with hitting a more emotional plateau after the competition intensity. So I’ll be taking …

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Training Journal: Why We Must Dance to the Maximum. Every Time.

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to go for a group lesson with a different coach (organized by my coach as a supplement for some of his students). While the focus was mainly on just the basic steps without the hip or arm actions, this coach was intent on us doing everything …

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3 Steps To Take To Improve Your Dance Stamina

With Blackpool Dance Festival kicking off this week and a slew of WDSF competitions already going underway, it’s dancesport competition season! Imagine this, you’re preparing for 5 different dances and despite nitpicking the technical parts of dancing (steps, routine, limb positions, etc…), and after 2 dances, you’re already out of breath. This is the case …

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Training Journal: Adequate Rest Is Essential!

Recently I’ve come down with an injury that worried me: smacking my knee cap on the pavement! Simply put: I tripped and fell over face down. It’s been a lucky fall, because aside from a bruise on the knee and a graze on the elbow, nothing got broken (thankfully, despite the nasty pain). …

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