Overcome the pre-performance jitters and get ready to give your audience an amazing performance by following these 5 steps to mentally prepare for the stage!
Learning new choreography is an exercise for both the brain and body! Here are our top tips to help you pick up choreography faster and remember it longer.
Use your resistance bands at home to improve the strength and flexibility of your feet and ankles with these 3 exercises!
BoPPA's top tips for achieving consistently successful turns!
Every time you step into the studio for class, you have the opportunity to gain new information and tools to reach your dance potential. Make the most of every correction given in class by doing these 5 things!
Are you new to BoPPA this term? We can't wait to see you in the studio! Here are some things you will want to bring to your first dance class.
Developing strength, control, and fluidity in the upper body is crucial to create beautiful lines and move gracefully. Here are our top tips for practicing your port de bras!
Now is the perfect time to set your goals for the year ahead! Here are five New Year resolution ideas for dancers that will translate to life outside of the studio, as well!
Once a dancer gets over the nerves of being put on the spot, improvisation becomes a ton of fun! Not only that, but it also benefits the dancer's training in these 5 ways.
Admit it, dancers... you find yourself thinking about dance even when you're not in the studio. Now, you can think about dancing when you're scrolling Instagram, too!
Every little girl generally attends dance lessons at some stage in their life. For those who choose to continue into a dance career what options are their for them at the end? They could perform, teach or choreograph however, here are 5 Dance Career options that you may not have considered...
Learn about how the BoPPA studio values inspired me to pick up and move to New Zealand!
In last week's blog, we detailed some stretches to help dancers develop the flexibility required to create beautiful lines in leg extensions. Now, here are some strengthening exercises to help them gain control to maintain those extensions:
Have you ever seen a dancer with the flexibility, strength, and control to create perfect lines in their leg extensions? If so, you’ve probably been inspired to elevate your own extensions in class and on stage.
The first step to create gorgeous extensions is to develop the flexibility to get your legs up there. Here are three stretches you can do at home to benefit your extension:
Every dancer can learn from and be inspired by this gorgeous cinematic tribute to the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.
As the start of Term 4 draws closer, the End of Year Show is constantly on our minds. We can’t wait to get back in the studio to help our dancers prepare. Get your dancer excited by reminding them of all that they have to look forward to...
Whether they realise it or not, dancers are learning valuable lessons that will benefit them throughout their lives -- in the studio, at school, and in their professional careers.
Here are 5 of the biggest life lessons your dancer is learning in the dance studio:
Our students have made so much progress this term. Help your dancer remember to do these three things over the holidays so that they don't miss a beat when we return for Term 4!
Once a dancer takes the stage, it is up to him or her to remember their corrections from class and apply them. Here are some reminders to help you maintain proper alignment on stage.