Dancing

Learning the Alexander Technique can help experienced and non-experienced dancers of all ages. It is being taught across the world work in numerous dance schools, in various dance companies, and to individual dancers.

Dancers often have high levels of movement skills and dance and express themselves beautifully. However many simply use unnecessary effort and tension and frequently suffer injury or even have to retire early. This could be the result of poor underlying postural coordination, pressures of performance, or faulty learning strategies.

Learning the Technique will help you address these issues.

You learn to become aware of and change faulty postural and movement patterns, move more freely and rest constructively.

Dancers who have had Alexander lessons also report enhanced artistic performance, including qualities such as:

  • flow
  • presence and depth in movement
  • sequencing
  • dynamics
  • capacity to improvise
  • and confidence

The added dimension the AT brings to your dancing will help you prevent injury and enhance your enjoyment and skill.

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Patricia Brooks

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