The 'Golden Triangle'
The MIDAS training approach is centred around a 'golden triangle'.
We believe that exceptional dancers have three facets, and that training should be equally divided between these.
- Traditional dance training has tended to focus primarily on developing/maintaining technique (skill), then artistry, and more often than not, less time is spent developing facets like muscular power, aerobic fitness, muscular endurance and flexibility.
- Wonderful artistry and precise technique both suffer if the dancer does not have the physical fitness required to perform.
- However, dancers cannot be trained in the same way as athletes because, regardless of how fit a dancer is, or how good their technique, the ultimate goal is an artistic performance.