Maids Cinderella Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory – why is it so important in dance and sports?

Devang Bhanushali Ballet, beginner, dancers 2 Comments

Ballet is an intricate and demanding dance form. The artistic vocabulary is initiated by basic movement sequences and muscular patterning that enables us to choreograph a visual interpretation of the music.  We begin with these basic movement that evolves through the grades to more complex muscular patterning that later translates into an artistic vocabulary. These become the vocational levels or ...
callanetics

Callanetics: a ‘no drama’ route to fitness?

Meedhu Miriyam beginner, callanetics, dancers, insights 5 Comments

Callanetics-the new entry in my personal dictionary of ‘ good words for life’. In my search to understand its roots, I came across this wonderful guest book created in memory of its founder Callan Pinckney.Pages after pages, Callanetics practitioners from across the world have expressed their gratitude to Callan for creating this  non-aerobic exercise. Said to be popular in the …

Why is yoga necessary for a dancer?

Rahul Muthyal advanced, Ballet, beginner, dancers, yoga Leave a Comment

As a dancer and a regular yoga practitioner, I am drawn to more dynamic styles of yoga, a favourite being Ashtanga. Think non-static poses that flow into one another as opposed to holding positions for extended periods of time. I do, however, attend Iyengar style classes to complement my ballet training. Even something like classical ballet can be asymmetrical if …

Jazz it up!

Devang Bhanushali beginner, insights, Jazz Leave a Comment

If I am asked to explain about all the different styles I learnt in my first Jazz class at the Foundation, it would go something like this. ‘’There is excitement written all over my face as I enter the studio. Jazz , I am told, is one form of dancing that wears many faces because of the vast number of …