Month: October 2018

How To Stay Body Positive In The Ballet Studio

“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 dance or not, our personal body image can make or break us. Following these steps could change everything. Enjoy!

 

How To Stay Body Positive In The Ballet Studio

Article and image sourced from stageminded.com

SOME MORE QUESTIONS FOR OUR AMAZING ASHLEY – PART 2

If 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 teacher made the biggest impact

What was one of your most defining moments in life?

Every moment defines me

Why did you choose your profession?

I’m really good at it

How do you spend your free time?

Now I spend time enjoying what the world has to offer

Who do you most admire in life?

My parents

If you won the lottery, what would you do?

I would live comfortably but probably not do much different

What are you most afraid of?

Not being the best version of myself

What is your strongest personal quality?

Perseverance

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I don’t get embarrassed

What age do you feel right now and why?

Usually I feel young but being pregnant I feel 90..Soon to be 25 again

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

So many many things

What does a perfect day look like to you?

Everyday is perfect because I woke up

How would your friends describe you?

Depends who you ask…

Term 3 Adventures of Stepnout Performing Arts

Wow! 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 weeks and here we are with the homestretch insight.

Time to stop and take a breath. Firstly a big thanks to all the Jitterbugs, Kids, Teens & Adults that attended our concert rehearsal on Sunday 7 October. It was a great way to begin Term 4 by gathering together. Thanks to students, parent helpers and staff for your hard work and patience throughout the day. There is still loads of work to do before our Full Dress Rehearsal Sunday 28 October in class and practising at home. The challenge has been accepted by all. We want “The Greatest Show” to be our best concert yet.

Now to the first adventure of Stepnout Performing Arts students. A big congratulations to all our students that took part in exams at the beginning of the term. Our results are back and you all did brilliantly. Keep up the great work.

Our performance teams have performed in competitions again this term. They have been working tirelessly to improve their routines in preparation. They returned to our Concert Rehearsal having performed beautifully and came back with some stunning results including under 8s receiving 1 of 5 Judges awards for the comp. Chelsea has also attended many competitions around Melbourne throughout the term and has received some great results. Alina and Eden have been focusing on the technical aspects of their solo routines. Alina also performed very well during the holidays. Well done to you all for your commitment to the team and love of dance.

Our Father’s Day dance class was a joy to watch. Our students just loved having their dads beside them for one special class. From our tots through to our kids, everyone just loved being part of the occasion. We are really hoping these dads will take part in our Dads dances at this year’s concerts. How hard can it be?

What an adventure Photo week was. The costumes all looked really great. Our students behaved beautifully and were all very respectful. Chris from Deluxe survived another grueling week of laughter and tears at Stepnout. Liz must have slept in the attic as she was here all the time. Just wait until you see how wonderful our students looked.

Term 3 wound up with some disco fun. I’m not sure who enjoyed the discos more our students or Emily and Payge, our disco teachers. Our student teachers were dancing up a storm as well – their enthusiasm was very contagious. It was a wonderful way to finish off the term with everyone getting into the spirit of the occasion. Great work everyone. We love to watch you boogie.

Stepnout took part in Wyndham Active and Healthy Expo with Liz and Payge taking classes throughout the day. Everyone that attended had a ball and hopefully went home with the burning desire to dance. It’s no secret to us that dancing is the best way to keep active. Nothing else comes close!

Our Spring workshop day was loads of fun. Thanks to all the students that took part on the day. As always our student teachers all worked hard with some taking on a more active role at times. Everyone left with a big smile and tired bodies. I bet they all slept really well that night. Our Student teachers finished up the day with a class to prepare for their concert routine and a meeting to discuss and celebrate Term 3.

A big thank you to our teachers that visited some local primary and secondary schools in the area to take workshops and dance classes on behalf of Stepnout. It’s lovely to be able to give back to our community and to be invited to take workshops and classes.

And I think that’s a wrap. I can’t wait for our concerts this term. Don’t forget to read your handbooks to keep up to date. “The Greatest Show” is just around the corner. Can you hear them?

 

 

SOME QUESTIONS FOR OUR AMAZING ELLEN

When 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 over Melbourne and perform with a Bollywood Company at weddings and parties

What’s your favourite dance step?

My favourite dance movement is anything turning!

What advice would you give your younger self?

To stay calm and enjoy dancing

What’s your next holiday destination? 

Victorian High Country

Who is your favourite performer?

Parris Gobel from Royal Family Dance Crew

What was the last show you saw? 

The Book of Mormon

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Teaching acrobatics worldwide

What is your greatest strength? 

Patience

What are your goals for the future? 

To be happy

What is your best childhood memory?

Spending time with my mum at the park

If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? 

I would travel more

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