There are currently 82 Million Songs only on Spotify but since years we very often hear the same songs at dance competitions on and on. I don’t want you to stop dancing to your favorite song but it doesn’t help you using a song that many dancers have done (maybe even better) before. As I … Continue reading Overused Competition Songs 2022
What I would enjoy a lot when judging at a dance competition? Seeing less Tricks and especially less acrobatics! There are only two dance categories where acrobatics make sense, it’s category….
Today I would like to address all teachers, choreographers and dance groups with a very serious and brief statement. The news is full of reports of escalating "games" based on the Netflix series "Squid Game". Scenes from the series are sometimes being re-enacted in elementary schools, and pedagogues often hear terrifying sayings from kids in schoolyards. … Continue reading Why Squid Game is not a good choice for a competition choreography
During the last few years, so-called turn and jump classes have been the most popular topics in my workshops. To the initial horror of many participants, however, these workshops only contain a few jumping and turning combinations. Anyone expecting to learn spectacular new jumps or turns is wrong with me in these workshops. My concept for Turn and … Continue reading Alignment, balance and centering for jumps and turns
The current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the dance industry worldwide. In many countries the dance schools are closed and competitions are postponed or canceled. Some states allow their dance schools to reopen, some others are not having the chance yet. Even if we are allowed to have competitions in autumn and … Continue reading Online Dance Masters
Those of you, who follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter may have read some of my regular Judges Tips. During the dance competition season, I post a new one every Wednesday and Sunday. Due to space limitations those judges tips can be just very short. Some topics need longer posts, which will be posted … Continue reading My Judges Tips on Social Media
I wrote this text two years ago on another blog, but I think it is still important. Today I had to do a longer ride on the bus and the subway. When I was sitting there I looked around and found out how many people are just staring at their smartphone or tablet. Sure I … Continue reading A robot can’t choreograph
photo created by freepik Are you drinking enough and the right Drinks during training and performances? Drinking enough and the right drinks is very important for dancers. Nearly 70 to 80% of the human body is water. If we loose water we also loose minerals. A lack of minerals leads to dysfunctions of muscles, a … Continue reading Dance & Drink