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Top Tips to Improving Your Focus

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Top Tips to Improving Your Focus

Focus is so important on stage. We’re not referring to listening to your teacher but more where you’re looking and eyelines. This is a skill that is often forgotten in younger students performance work so here are out Top Tips for improving your focus on stage…

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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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Top Tips for Keeping Dance Fit This Summer

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Top Tips for Keeping Dance Fit This Summer

How are you planning on keeping fit over Summer?

Don’t ditch your strength, stretch and conditioning this summer. We know you’ll want to get out and enjoy the sunshine, which we hope you will make the most of, but it is also a great time to get on top of your strength training while your regular classes aren’t on. So, here are our top tips for keeping fit this summer…

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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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5 Tips to Smashing Your Summer Dance Goals

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5 Tips to Smashing Your Summer Dance Goals

Well, its that time of year when dance is starting to wind down. We’re all having our end of year concerts/recitals, exams are over and classes are starting to wrap up. Most people will be setting their 2019 goals on new years but as dancers now is great time to get thinking about what goals you want to achieve over summer, ready for the 2019 dance season. Here are Miss Dani’s top 5 tips for smashing your summer dance goals.

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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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5 Ways To Minimise Muscle Soreness

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5 Ways To Minimise Muscle Soreness

We’re halfway through the school holidays which means one week until dance goes back. Its common during a break to go into ‘relax’ mode and cut back on your training. We then head back after our rest super enthusiastic and try to throw ourselves back into our normal training routines, resulting in sore, tired muscles.

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6 Benefits of babyballet®

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6 Benefits of babyballet®

Finding the right preschool dance class can be tough? and don't we know it. Miss Dani searched high and low almost two years ago now, for a structured programme that would help develop our youngest dancers dance technique in a fun and engaging manner.  She discovered babyballet®,  an award-winning preschool dance programme…

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Let's Talk Fascia

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Let's Talk Fascia

If you've been to one of Miss Dani's dance classes over the past couple of weeks you'll know this word well - fascia. Students tend to know their muscles and bones well, most have good stretching routines BUT many do not know what fascia is or understand how it can affect their flexibility - in fact many are decreasing their flexibility with some of their stretching techniques…

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But Tricks Are Fun...

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But Tricks Are Fun...

We get it and we're even guilty of it ourselves - who wants to practice their ballet technique when they could be learning fun tricks?

The dance industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years with gymnastics and dance beginning to merge. Leg mounts, aerials, tilts and knee drops have replaced ball changes and arabesques. The single pirouette is no more with dancers trying to push for multiple turns on stage. Fouette turns have become a la seconde turns and leg hold turns…

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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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10 Reasons To Learn to Tap Dance

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10 Reasons To Learn to Tap Dance

As a child I always wanted to learn to Tap! My Nana was actually a tap dancer, and once I learnt that tap dancing wasn't dancing on the taps in the bath tub (yup, I actually thought that's what my Nana did) I really wanted to give it a go. Finally, about 20 years later I am learning to tap and loving it. So, today I wanted to share with you 10 Reasons why you should learn to tap too...

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3 Stretches for Better Leg Extensions

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3 Stretches for Better Leg Extensions

Have you ever seen a dancer with the flexibility, strength, and control to create perfect lines in their leg extensions? If so, you’ve probably been inspired to elevate your own extensions in class and on stage.

The first step to create gorgeous extensions is to develop the flexibility to get your legs up there. Here are three stretches you can do at home to benefit your extension:

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5 Dance Careers You May Not Have Considered

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5 Dance Careers You May Not Have Considered

Every little girl generally attends dance lessons at some stage in their life. For those who choose to continue into a dance career what options are their for them at the end? They could perform, teach or choreograph however, here are 5 Dance Career options that you may not have considered...

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