Category: Updates

5 reasons why dancers should take an acting class

November 15, 2019Acting and dancing go hand in hand. Click HERE to read on. We offer Glee to school aged students. Why not add a Glee class to your 2020 Dance classes. Happy reading. Article and image sourced from Dance Informa

How To Improve Your Performance With Your Eyes Closed

November 1, 2019It’s the stuff that dreams are made of – improving your performance with your eyes closed – but how do we harness the power of mental imagery in reality? Click Here to find out “Just like The BFG, you too could have your own ‘workshop’, filled with mental imagery that you can draw on when you’re...
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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 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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September 25, 2019When did you start dancing? When I was 3 years old. What’s your favourite part of teaching? Seeing the journey of students as they grow and develop their skills in their craft, and how those skills help them in their everyday life as well.  What advice would you give your younger self? To always believe...
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T’was the week before Stepnout dancing exams and………

September 13, 2019Next Sunday is ATOD examination day at Stepnout Performing Arts. We have many students taking part and can’t wait to see them shine. I thought I would put together a quick blog for those students. Parents and students may be experiencing some anxiety but don’t forget that dancing exams assist dancers in their journey towards...
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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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