I would like to dedicate this blog post to Dance4Children and the amazing work they do, as well as to my learnings at D4Cs Bootcamp4Children weekend this July. What (and who?) is Dance4Children? D4C is my favourite charity team, founded by a group of gorgeous, brilliant and warm-hearted dancers from Belgium. Coralie, Lou, and Tamy… Read More Moving for Charity – Bootcamp4Children
In this post I’ll share the flow, sequence and required demonstrations of a typical TaeKwonDo Kup (coloured belt) test. A coloured belt tests (10th-1st Kup) usually consist out of the following elements: Forms Basic Techniques One-Step Sparring Self Defense (Light-No contact) Sparring Breaking Forms/ Poomsae: After a short warmup all Taekwondoins are called to line… Read More TaeKwonDo Testing – What to expect
Basics of Ballet – What to expect In a typical ballet class, exercises for different technique aspects are taught in a pre-set sequence, each one practised in the form of a mini-combination to music, and repeated right and left. No matter the level of the class, no matter where you study, the order of the… Read More Classical Ballet – Basic Class Structure
Making the most out of your practice sessions – even when time is short! – is a theme I have received many questions about. In this post I share my favourite tips for working as effectively as possible at home, with or without practice videos and DVDs, as well as on how to get… Read More Effective Practice Tips – All Time is Precious
Last week’s progress! ? Since posting the above splits progress picture on FB/Instagram recently I’ve received a host of questions about how I got (safely) into the splits at 38. You can find my answers below, as well as info on Stacey Nemours online flexibility program for dancers, which is what I am… Read More Flexibility II – Splits Progress!
Meet my new best friends ❤ As some of you might know, I’ve been working more intensively on my flexibility the past few weeks in preparation of our Ballet recital in February, as well as for Martial Arts (Taekwondo) classes. Me in ballet mode 🙂 I’ve been practising with an online flexibility program… Read More Flexibility Props – Straps and Stretching
‘By focusing of the joy of movement, you take yourself deeper into the present moment.’ Yess ? Words to live by, and something I’ll be touching on in the upcoming workshops and events, too. Inspiration: One of the books I’m reading at the moment is ‘Thinking Body, Dancing Mind’ by Chungliang Al Huang… Read More Joy of Movement
Sincerity breeds quality. Quality needs authenticity. Authenticity means knowing your Self. Knowing your Self takes courage. Courage allows you to give… Words to ponder for the coming week, and/or to experiment with and apply in movement and expression ? Inspiration: These thoughts were inspired by this week’s episode of the Bruce Lee podcast… Read More Authenticity