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The A to Z En Pointe

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The A to Z En Pointe

As all ballerinas know, there is so much more to dancing on pointe than just looking pretty dancing on your toes. In this video, The Australian Ballet spells pointe work out to us, from A-Z.

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History of the Nutcracker

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History of the Nutcracker

At this time of year it is hard to find a ballet company that isn’t putting on their annual Nutcracker Production. So, how did the musical work of Tchaikovsky’s end up a Christmas essential?

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Cultivating a Winning Mindset

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Cultivating a Winning Mindset

've been learning a lot over the past year, challenging myself, pushing boundaries and one thing I've noticed is that to grow and strive for your dreams requires taking risks, stepping outside your comfort zone, that feeling like you're going to throw up. But then...

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The Dance Blog You Must Visit Today!

The Dance Blog You Must Visit Today!

Alongside the weekly tasks involved in running BoPPA and teaching dance classes, I also make sure I block out some Miss Dani PD (professional development) time. During that time I like to read business books, attend webinars/online trainings or find some interesting blogs to read.

Now, I'm sure if you're in some way connected to the dance industry you have seen...

Top Tips for Picking Up Choreography

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Top Tips for Picking Up Choreography

I think we all find it tricky to pick up choreography at times? You might be fine in class and then you attend an audition or masterclass, throw in some nerves and you can't work out why your brain won't retain the steps!

Here are some tips from Miss Dani for picking up choreography...

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Behind Travis Wall's 3x Emmy Nominated Routines

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Behind Travis Wall's 3x Emmy Nominated Routines

As a choreographer, you are required to come up with new choreographic concepts all the time. It is important to search for inspiration in lots of different places, to keep your choreographic ideas fresh and original. Inspiration can come in the form of a conversation, a photo, a piece of fabric or your favourite poem.

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