May 22, 2019

It is a testament to the work of many researchers, teachers, practitioners over the last thirty years that dance science can now be found as an integral part of a dance companion, alongside dance pedagogy, dance and politics, dance ethnography, dance history and screendance.

Professor Emma Redding pr...

May 22, 2019

OLIVE AND MACKEREL PASTA

A delicious pasta recipe with a savoury twist! The black olives really give this dish an earthy flavour, and combined with an oily fish makes for a truly delicious meal. High in protein and omega-3 fats, this recipe is perfect for busy dancers, supporting muscle recovery, bon...

May 2, 2019

This year the IADMS regional meeting Control: The interdisciplinary management of the artistic athlete came to Edinburgh, Scotland. Run in collaboration with Physios in Sport and University of Edinburgh at the beautiful St Cecilia’s Hall, this event offered an insight into the management of artistic...

March 21, 2019

NO BAKE PEANUT BITES

For dancers who love peanut butter, these energy bites are a treat! Quick and easy to make, and much less expensive than shop brought versions, these bites require no baking and make ideal snacks between classes (or even as a breakfast-on-the-go). Each bite contains a good balanc...

February 21, 2019

HOMEMADE BEANS AND JACKET POTATO

Simple and wholesome, this warming mid-week recipe illustrates that comfort food can be healthy and satisfying! The bean and potato combo provides an excellent source of key vitamins and minerals for dancers, including iron, zinc, vitamin C and several B vitamins, cru...

February 14, 2019

On a cold October afternoon the NIDMS team arrived into Helsinki to participate in the annual conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). This annual event brings together dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers from across...

January 31, 2019

BERRY CHIA PUDDING​

A delicious dessert that can be made with any berry (or fruit!). This chia pudding is a brilliant way to boost calcium, protein and omega-3 intake, all crucial nutrients for dancer’s bones and muscles. Fruits are bursting with phytonutrients, and although we don’t need to purchase...

January 23, 2019

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND LENTIL POTATO PIE​

This pot is perfect for cold wintery days! Warming and hearty, the balance of ingredients in this recipe provide an excellent source of protein and fibre as well as healthy fats and several crucial vitamins and minerals for dancers, including B vitamins and iro...

December 14, 2018

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE

This recipe is a very tasty way (!) of getting in some protein, calcium and phytonutrients, crucial for dancer’s bones and muscles. Making your own at home means you can adapt a recipe to suit. The blueberries add sweetness, so this cheesecake has less than half the added sugar c...

December 6, 2018

ONE POT GRAIN MIX WITH TOFU AND BROCCOLI

A quick and easy one pot meal packed with important macro and micronutrients. This recipe demonstrates that you don’t need lots of pans on the go to make a tasty meal. Make use of any leftover veg too (e.g. spinach, carrots). If you can’t find smoked tofu in t...