The number 1 question we get asked around this time of year - ‘What dance class is right for my child?’ It is also one of the hardest questions to answer, as no one knows your child better than you right?
So, we have put together a little quiz to help you get the answers you need to this tricky question!
It’s true, these days we live in a world surrounded by technology! We carry our mobile phones with us every where, in the studio we have laptops and bluetooth speakers, we’re busy instagramming our lives and kids are obsessed with games like Fortnite.
So, how can we use technology to support our dance training? Here are Miss Dani’s top 5 tips…
I’m pretty sure most dancers have experienced foot cramp at some point in their lifetime, you know - that horrible feeling when you’re pretty sure your toes are stuck in a pointed position permanently. Foot cramp is also super awesome at arriving at the best of times, like in the middle of your dance exam barre work or your lyrical solo at dance comps. So, what exactly is foot cramp and how can you combat it?
If only someone had told me when I was in high school that physics would help me teach dance! We've all seen those dancers who jump and seem to just hang in the air for a split moment in time before returning to the ground. Want to know how you can achieve this yourself? Well by understanding your muscles and how your body works a little bit better you can…
If you've been to one of Miss Dani's dance classes over the past couple of weeks you'll know this word well - fascia. Students tend to know their muscles and bones well, most have good stretching routines BUT many do not know what fascia is or understand how it can affect their flexibility - in fact many are decreasing their flexibility with some of their stretching techniques…
We get it and we're even guilty of it ourselves - who wants to practice their ballet technique when they could be learning fun tricks?
The dance industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years with gymnastics and dance beginning to merge. Leg mounts, aerials, tilts and knee drops have replaced ball changes and arabesques. The single pirouette is no more with dancers trying to push for multiple turns on stage. Fouette turns have become a la seconde turns and leg hold turns…
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!
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!
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!
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:
Use these tips to help you master every element of a soaring leap!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...