Stepnout Performing Arts Blog

Ask Deb: What Are Some Exercises to Correct Overpronation in First Position?

November 16, 2018This article has some great tips on over-rotated first position for all our budding ballet dancers. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the wider the position the better. Overpronation creates twisting that can leave the dancer vulnerable to injury. “The dancer should be able to stand in first position with equal weight between the pads...
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November 16, 2018If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? Nothing I learnt something from everything. All my mistakes and pain has been lessons and all my joys have been happiness. What do you feel most proud of? Coming where I am from where I was What is your favourite...
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How to Overcome Performance Anxiety

November 9, 2018It’s concert season and our Jitterbugs, Kids and Teens Concert is next weekend. “Stage-fright, nerves, butterflies… Whatever you call it, performance anxiety impacts most performers at some stage in their training and career. “ Please read this article with the performers at home to give them the tools to turn their anxiety around and have...
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Acro Is Hard: Bumps and Bruises To Be Expected!

November 2, 2018This article is a great read for all our current Acro class families and those thinking of enroling in our Acro classes in 2019. Acro dance requires the students to work hard and be committed to building a strong foundation. “In acro, building a “Foundation of Technique” really means: establishing a baseline of strength, flexibility,...
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November 2, 2018If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would really like to experience Japan, and travel there to see the Olympics What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why? I had a few great teachers but my Grade 6 teacher really believed in me and I still...
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November Stepnout Students of the Month

November 1, 2018Preschooler Cesc Wow, what a transformation I have seen in this little man. He started the year full on in every class and so excited to be there but over time he has become a leader in this class. He has such a beautiful smile and is always happy. Listening, watching and following skills and...
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How To Stay Body Positive In The Ballet Studio

October 26, 2018“Enjoy your body; use it to move, perform, express, be creative. Build up a memory bank of enjoyable experiences in your body and remind yourself of all the wonderful things your body allows you to do, feel and create. “ This quote says it all. Please ensure you share this blog with your children. Whether we...
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October 19, 2018If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? Egypt Because humans built the pyramids and that would be awesome to see. If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be? Passport, bankcard, phone, computer, one outfit What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why? My dance...
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Term 3 Adventures of Stepnout Performing Arts

October 12, 2018Wow! What a term it has been. We have had exams, Father’s Day Dance, Studio Photo week, End of Term Discos, Wyndham Active and Healthy Expo, our Spring Workshop, Competitions, School Workshops with Corpus Christi and Mackillop College and our 1st Kids and Teens Concert rehearsal. So much has gone on in the last 12...
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October 5, 2018When did you start dancing?  When I was 5 What’s your favourite part of teaching? Watching kids land a trick by themselves and seeing the smile on their face If you weren’t teaching dance, what would you do? I would be planning events and weddings What is your life outside of Stepnout? I teach all...
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  3. Affordable flexible classes
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