Category: Updates

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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July 26, 2019When did you start dancing? At age 3. What’s your favourite part of teaching? Watching students become their best selves and seeing self improvement as they go. If you weren’t teaching dance, what would you do? Probably renovate houses. I love designing old too new. What is your life outside of Stepnout? It’s performing with...
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July 19, 2019When did you start dancing? I started dancing when I was around 3 years old!  What’s your favourite part of teaching? I love watching everyone grow not only as a dancer but also as a person If you weren’t teaching dance, what would you do? I would probably still be at a dance school myself ...
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July 12, 2019What’s your favourite part of teaching? Getting to see all of my students develop their love of dance. Nothing inspires or warms my heart more than seeing My students thrive on stage. I love watching each individual bring their own personality to dance and express their own interpretations of what I have taught them. Who...
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Should Teachers Split up a Peer Group of Dancers of Different Abilities?

June 28, 2019Photo by Andy Mogg, courtesy of Marin Ballet As a young student, Becky Erhart Moore did not go on pointe with the rest of her class. “My teacher felt I wasn’t ready, so I wore flat shoes when everyone else wore pointe shoes,” she says. “My mom had to deal with my tears for weeks!”...
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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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