The idea of conscious movement is something The Crew at S2SD shares with the world in everything we do in our Mind, Body, Sole Workshops and with our S2SD Kits. Consciousness in general involves a growing awareness that can aid one in connecting intention with actions and behaviours to arrive at a desired outcome. With respect to dance the same is true: conscious movement involves connecting intentions and translating them into physical actions that yield the desired result.
As dancers we are hard wired to GO GO GO, to train hard in and out of studio, and to use different techniques to improve our performance. These qualities bring us success in life but often can be detrimental to our mental, physical, and emotional health because we put excess pressure on ourselves to achieve and are especially hard on ourselves if we don’t feel we have. We know that there are numerous psychological benefits to conscious relaxation but do we consider, as often,
As dancers and dance teachers, we are not only inspired by movement but by music. Whether it’s a technique class, a workshop, or a choreographed piece I always choose music that inspires me, inspires the style, and inspires the dancer. Consider for a moment the music you choose in class. Aside from choosing edited music without coarse language and appropriate-for-kids content, consider choosing music that also inspires your dancers not only to DANCE but to consciousness as we