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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When dancers learn to master their breath, they see huge benefits to their dance training and performance. Here are a few ways that breathing properly will improve your dancing:
Learning new choreography is an exercise for both the brain and body! Here are our top tips to help you pick up choreography faster and remember it longer.
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.
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.
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.
...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...
The thought of becoming a "Dance Mom" can be scary...
- "I can't do their hair in a perfect bun"
- "I don't know how to use a sewing machine!"
- "A pirouette means to what...?"