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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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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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Top Tips - The Pressures of Performing

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Top Tips - The Pressures of Performing

Here at BoPPA our Performance Students have just come off two busy weeks of competing. While watching at these competitions I began thinking about the Pressures of Performing and how each dancer deals with nerves/stress differently.

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Sport - To Play or Not To Play? That Is The Question

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Sport - To Play or Not To Play? That Is The Question

Term 2 and 3 are the school terms for Rugby/Football/Netball/Hockey, and little Suzy is suddenly expressing an interest in playing a sport. But, Little Suzy has been dancing since she was 3, she's already committed to her ballet exams and those dance competitions, should I let her play?

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Improving Improv.

Improving Improv.

I've spent the past 2 days sitting in Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre in Rotorua watching so many talented dancers dance their hearts out on the stage. Today while sitting and watching the impromptu lyrical sections, I got thinking and wondered...do our dancers really know what the adjudicator is looking for?