There's been trial runs of new conditioning workshops that I'll post information on soon. The workshops have looked at building active flexibility (I'm still loving pushing developpe height) and utilising plyometrics to improve floor work (because the only thing more fun than rolling around on the floor is being able to bounce back off it). They've been a lot of fun and it's great to see the dancers pushing themselves to further develop aspects of training they'd previously not focussed so much on.
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I went down to the RAD conference in London a few weeks ago and got to spend a full weekend talking to people about dancer's health, arguing over the merits of olympic lifting and comparing recent injuries with my Masters supervisor (neither of ours thankfully were dance related). Some really interesting issues on dancer wellbeing were raised over the weekend, which again I'll discuss on here in the near future.
In the meantime however here's a guest post I wrote for Bec Dalby Fitness on the importance of supplementary training.