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!
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Use these tips to help you master every element of a soaring leap!
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!
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!
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:
Our students have made so much progress this term. Help your dancer remember to do these three things over the holidays so that they don't miss a beat when we return for Term 4!
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.
With so many talented young dancers out there, it can be difficult to set your performance apart from the rest. Here are 5 ways to wow your next competition judge!
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.
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?
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?