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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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.
With one more sleep until 2019 we thought it would be a great time to help you out with your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions. Here are five New Year’s resolution ideas for dancers:
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…
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?
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.
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…
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…
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.
Developing strength, control, and fluidity in the upper body is crucial to create beautiful lines and move gracefully. Here are our top tips for practicing your port de bras!
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:
Not every young dancer will pursue dance professionally. But no matter where your interests take you, the good habits you build in the dance studio will make you great at whatever you choose to do!
Are you new to BoPPA this term? We can't wait to see you in the studio! Here are some things you will want to bring to your first dance class.
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!
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...
Learn about how the BoPPA studio values inspired me to pick up and move to New Zealand!
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:
Every dancer can learn from and be inspired by this gorgeous cinematic tribute to the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.