I was chatting to a student (I will call her Emma) from a highly regarded full time school recently. One of the big issues that came up for her was the lack of confidence she felt in her ability to perform more advanced ballet steps, such as multiple turns in attitude or arabesque or the ability to get height and split in her Grand Jete. Emma was 15, doing at least 6 hours per day, 6 days a week, and was hoping to become a professional dancer.
Zac Jones takes you through the entire 5-part Heal Yourself and Move introductory training series created in collaboration with MDM Dance. From looking at improving turn out to unlocking the perfect port de bras, Zac and star pupil, Maddie Bowyer, reveal the perfect starting point for any dancer to improve their technique and conditioning.
In our 5th and final video series with MDM we look at arabesque and the ability to effortlessly improve our range and line whilst developing intrinsic muscle strength and mobility in the core muscles of the spine.
In Part 4 of our 5 part series with MDM we look at port de bras, and the ease and artistry a dancer can achieve when they effortlessly improve their ability to activate the deep muscles of the back while simultaneously releasing tension in the shoulders.
Continuing to develop your understanding of a unified body in motion, we build on our first two releases in the 5-part series by focusing this episode on turnout.
In this blog we delve into the story of KCs School of Dance and talk about how good mental welfare is imperative to a healthy and successful future.