Category: Educational Blogs

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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A dan­cer’s brain de­vel­ops in a unique way

April 5, 2019“In dance, the basic elements of humanity combine in a natural way.” Hanna Poikonens’ doctoral dissertation developed methods for understanding the processes that dance generates in the cortex. I know that doesn’t sound overly enticing but she has made some very interesting findings about dance. Take a few minutes to read this article and find...
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Dance Technique

March 15, 2019I know it all sounds very dramatic but here are some great tips to reverse the worst habits and improve your child’s technique. This will only help make them a much better dancer. Don’t forget to share this article with all the dancers in your home. https://www.dancemagazine.com/the_seven_deadly_sins Article and images sourced from dancemagazine.com

Science confirms: Dancing makes you happy

March 8, 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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The Pressure You Should Never Give Into As A Dance Teacher

February 22, 2019As a dance teacher, you’ve likely felt pressure to push your students ahead too young and too quickly. Whether the pressure came from students themselves, their parents, or your studio owner, here are the reasons you should stand your ground, and move at the pace you know is right: #1: If someone gets hurt, they will...
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