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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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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
Learn about how the BoPPA studio values inspired me to pick up and move to New Zealand!
Whether they realise it or not, dancers are learning valuable lessons that will benefit them throughout their lives -- in the studio, at school, and in their professional careers.
Here are 5 of the biggest life lessons your dancer is learning in the dance studio:
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.
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!
Have a concert, competition, or recital coming up? This checklist will help you make sure that you have everything you need before you leave for the theatre!
Creating and maintaining a beautiful arabesque line requires strength, flexibility, counter balance, rotation, and clear port de bras. Here are some tips and exercises to help you execute your arabesque flawlessly.
At BOPPA, one of our studio values is PROFESSIONALISM. Not only does that mean that our teachers will be a model of professionalism in the classroom -- it also means that we aim to educate our students on how they can be their most professional selves, as well.
So, for this week's blog, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the behaviors that will help our students take class like professional dancers! Share these with your student to help them reflect on how they can step up their professionalism this week:
Many young dancers long to pick out their first leotard, slip into pink tights for the first time, and try on that perfect pair of soft, pink ballet slippers. But, the benefits of enrolling your young dancer into a ballet class goes beyond just how cute they'll look in a tutu.
Here are the Top 10 benefits that your child will receive from participating in a ballet class:
We have been talking a lot about Turn Out in our Ballet and Jazz classes recently. Exams are 2 months away and our students are working hard on perfecting their technique, including turn out. During our conversations we've spoken about...
...so when I came across this article from Bloch Australia I thought, I have to share it with you all!
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?
've been learning a lot over the past year, challenging myself, pushing boundaries and one thing I've noticed is that to grow and strive for your dreams requires taking risks, stepping outside your comfort zone, that feeling like you're going to throw up. But then...
Once a month we are going to feature a dance product that we think can be a valuable addition to your dance training.
Here at BoPPA, we we were one of the first New Zealand dance studios to sign up to a great digital dance product called Movitae. If you haven't heard about it yet, you definitely need to keep reading!