But why do I have to practice...We've all heard it right? As dance teachers, we hear it at the studio ALL the time...
Instead of hiding away, thinking of all the excuses why you’re too busy to practice read this week’s blog and find out why you absolutely MUST practice your dancing, if you hope to see any improvement at all…
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!
As a child I always wanted to learn to Tap! My Nana was actually a tap dancer, and once I learnt that tap dancing wasn't dancing on the taps in the bath tub (yup, I actually thought that's what my Nana did) I really wanted to give it a go. Finally, about 20 years later I am learning to tap and loving it. So, today I wanted to share with you 10 Reasons why you should learn to tap too...
Many dancers know by now that pirouettes can feel different from day to day. Sometimes, we have an amazing turning day. Other times, we feel as though we can barely get around for a single rotation. This inconsistency is a natural feeling for a training dancer. However, with the right tips and tricks, we can build a foundation for strong, consistent, technical turns.
Here are BoPPA's top tips for achieving consistently successful turns!
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:
At BoPPA, one of our core studio values is CONFIDENCE -- that means that we aim to develop a confidence in our dancers that is transferable to all areas of their lives. Here are our top tips for building confidence on and off stage!
Do these 3 things during the school holidays, and you’ll be ready for Term 3!
10 valuable skills that dancers learn in the studio.
Our top tips for dancers looking to improve their arabesque!
When dancers learn to master their breath, they see huge benefits to their dance training and performance. Here are a few ways that breathing properly will improve your dancing:
It is important to notice if a young dancer has hypermobile joints, so that they can care for them properly and avoid injury. Check out this resource from The Ballet Blog to learn more!
Use these tips to help you master every element of a soaring leap!
Our babyballet® classes are incredibly popular for dancers ages 18 months-6 years. Find out why!
Not every young dancer will pursue dance professionally. But no matter where your interests take you, the good habits you build in the dance studio will make you great at whatever you choose to do!
These 5 abdominal exercises will help young dancers develop the core strength they need to achieve proper alignment, sustained balances, soaring jumps, and stunning extensions.
What does it take to be a well-rounded dancer? Above all, a well-rounded dance training!
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!
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!