Balancing academic schooling and dance classes is a form of extreme mega multi tasking. Often overwhelming and tiring it can also be challenging in an exciting way and a great life lesson. A young student positively balancing school and a full dance schedule will do well in any career later in life.
The number one priority has to be PLANNING. Get a diary, electronic device, huge desk planner - whatever takes your fancy and note down EVERY school class, dance lesson, exam
With each new generation of dancer, flexibility seems to become more and more the hot topic of discussion and dissent, and with the emergence of extreme flexibility in dance students as young as eight leading to chronic injuries and even stress fractures alarm bells are ringing. Flexibility is essential for beautiful clean lines and correct alignment, it assists in achieving good technique and prevents injury thereby promoting dancer longevity and it is interesting to note th