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Coping with Stage Fright

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Coping with Stage Fright

Show term is fast approaching and for some students this is the highlight of their dance year, for others the thought of stepping on stage can be terrifying! We often watch dancers give mind-blowing performances in the studio but when it comes to stepping on stage this doesn’t seem to translate, normally this is due to stage fright/performance anxiety.

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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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5 Elements to a Better Arabesque

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5 Elements to a Better Arabesque

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.

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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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How to Make the Perfect Bun

How to Make the Perfect Bun

...so when I came across this article from Bloch Australia I thought, I have to share it with you all!

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?

Cultivating a Winning Mindset

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Cultivating a Winning Mindset

'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...

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