Category: Educational Blogs

The Basics of Overcoming Stage-Fright and Performance Anxiety

October 18, 2019As we draw closer to our concert season and rehearsals are in full swing, some students begin to show signs of Performance anxiety and stage fright. Everyone, including staff experiences some anxiety in the lead up to competitions and concerts. The way you deal with this anxiety and stage fright makes all the difference.  ...
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How To Break A Negative Thought Loop

October 1, 2019  Article written by Darius Foroux and copied from dariusforoux.com Sometimes a small thing disturbs me. Somebody might say something that rubs me the wrong way. I might get a minor injury that prevents me from working out. Something at work might go wrong.  Do you know that feeling? Before you know it, you’re questioning...
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The Nutcracker Doll: A History

September 6, 2019Before the Nutcracker is transformed into a charming prince, he’s something of an ugly duckling. That grimace, those staring eyes. Those teeth! Could there be a uglier harbinger of Christmas than a nutcracker doll? Keep reading to find out more about this ugly duckling that is part of the magical ballet we all love. Article and images...
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10 Commandments of a Ballet Dad

August 23, 2019While searching for an interesting topic to share with all today I came across this brilliant article written by a Ballet Dad. It’s time to shine the light on the importance of a dads’ presence and support throughout their dancers’ journey. Please place this article in front of your Dance/Ballet Dad to remind them that...
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The Body Is A Metaphor for Life

August 9, 2019Article written by Lisa Howell, The Ballet Blog I had the absolute pleasure of going back to NZ for the weekend, and despite several rather unsettling earthquakes that could influence your body, had the most amazing time. My nephew is just 20 months old, and my niece 3 ½, and they taught me so much in...
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Science confirms: Dancing makes you happy

July 26, 2019“Without music, life would be a mistake”, said Nietzsche, and he wasn’t entirely wrong because we have a natural instinct that leads us to follow the rhythm of the music. In fact, most children move and clap their hands when they hear a song they like. It is a spontaneous response related to our need...
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Ballet shows what’s wrong with Instagram

June 14, 2019As someone a little older, I am not a huge follower of Instagram but I know that all our teens are. This article is very important for all Instagram users as a reminder of it’s inadequacies. This article does focus on dance but could apply to any aspect of life. Please ensure that you pass this...
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RECHARGE YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH THE POWER OF FLOW

May 17, 2019This article is very important for all our students. Flow will make any performance magical and seamless and it is achievable. Click here to find out all about FLOW and how you can achieve it in your next performance at Stepnout Performing Arts. Article sourced from stageminded.com Image sourced from Stepnout Performing Arts 2018 Point...
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7 ways parents can teach girls to build one another up, instead of tearing one another down

May 4, 2019Here is an amazing article for you to enjoy. It’s a wonderful way for girls and women all around the planet to work together and support each other. Please share with all the girls and ladies in your family so we can start to make a difference. Stepnout Performing Arts is the perfect environment to put...
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Acro vs. Gymnastics: What’s the Difference?

April 10, 2019Gymnastics is a sport, AcroDance is an art form. Acrobatics and gymnastics are very different. One cannot substitute for the other. Dance students should never attend external gymnastics classes to get additional outside training to practice their skills. Please read this article with your budding acro dancer to help them understand the differences. Acro vs. Gymnastics:...
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