Category: Educational Blogs

8 Essential Back-to-Dance Tips

February 8, 2019As we head into our 3 week of classes I thought you might get some great tips from this article. I have heard whispers around the studio of very sore muscle. I hope you get some hand hints. Enjoy 8 Essential Back-to-Dance Tips Article & image sourced from (Dance Informa Australian Edition)

3 Ways to Become a More Productive Teammate

January 25, 2019As we begin a new year of dancing this article is very interesting for our Elite teams but it also applies to teams from sport to school. It’s offers some great advice on how to be a productive teammate. Happy reading. 3 Ways to Become a More Productive Teammate Article sourced from

Unqualified ballet teachers can ‘damage’ children

January 11, 2019At this time of year when choosing dance schools and classes you might find this article interesting. Your child’s dance development is most important to us. Happy reading.   Article and image sourced from

Doctors in the U.K. Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Dance Classes

December 14, 2018Dancing is great for the Body, Mind and Soul. Every dancer knows it. It’s great to see the medical profession is catching up. This article is just the beginning.. Happy reading. doctors-in-the-u-k-will-soon-be-able-to-prescribe-dance-classes Article sourced from Image sourced from  

10 Reasons Dance is Undeniably a Sport

November 30, 2018Everyone related to dance knows this to be a no-brainer. Apparently, those that do other sports need to be convinced. Dance is so much more than a sport but here are just a few reasons why Dance is Undeniably a Sport. Don’t forget to share with all those non-believers in your world. Just a bit of light, fun...
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Why We Don’t Let Students skip Ahead to the “Big Tricks” in Acro Class

November 23, 2018Liz received this great article and wanted to share it with all our Stepnout families. Everybody wants to learn the “Big tricks” in Acro class. They look very impressive on stage. It is of utmost importance that our students work through the basics to strengthen and prepare their bodies to do this. Muscle memory is...
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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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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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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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