My friend has just put together the most beautiful film for the Royal Ballet School’s new Healthy Dancer programme and it’s mesmerising to watch:-

The new Healthy Dancer programme puts the growing demands on a young dancer at the heart of it’s work, underpinning all their training, physically, mentally and emotionally and it is very reassuring to see that moving forward, the holistic approach is being embraced.

This healthcare programme is innovative and pioneering and will help ensure students understand their own bodies and minds in a holistic way. So much better than in the past, when injuries and stress were dealt with on an individual basis. The demands on a dancer’s body are huge and this amazingly informed support programme is essential. The concept of the dancer being an artistic athlete is so true and it’s great to see what is being done to help strengthen the whole dancer, inside and out.

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