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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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5 Ways To Spend Christmas Eve

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5 Ways To Spend Christmas Eve

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…

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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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Top 3 Tips To Improving Your Feet

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Top 3 Tips To Improving Your Feet

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.

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What Dance Class is Right for My Child?

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What Dance Class is Right for My Child?

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!

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Technology Tips

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Technology Tips

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…

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Ouch - foot cramp!

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Ouch - foot cramp!

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?

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But Why Do I Have To Practice?

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But Why Do I Have To Practice?

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…

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6 Leg Exercises To Improve Your Extensions

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6 Leg Exercises To Improve Your Extensions

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: 

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5 Reasons Dancers Love Performing

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5 Reasons Dancers Love Performing

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...

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Reminders for Proper Alignment

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Reminders for Proper Alignment

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. 

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Why You Should Stop Saying "Can't" In Dance Class

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Why You Should Stop Saying "Can't" In Dance Class

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. 

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