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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It’s Christmas Eve so what better excuse to completely deviate away from dance and blog 100% about Christmas! Woo hoo it’s Christmas Eve so lets talk about the Top 5 ways to spend Christmas Eve…
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?
A dancer essential - pointed feet! Do you ever see those feet that just seem to bend forever and wish yours were like that? Does your teacher tell you often to ‘point your feet’. Well then this is the blog for you. Keep reading for our Top 3 Tips to improving your feet.
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?
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…
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!
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!
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!
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:
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...
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.
Next time you have the urge to say that you "can't" do something in dance class, think about what the problem really is and how you can express it to yourself and your to teacher in a more productive, positive way! Here are my thoughts on why you should stop using the word "can't" in the studio.