Monthly Archives - May 2017

DS Family

This week we’re exploring the benefits of dancing here at Dance Sensations. And the biggest one I can think of is our Dance Family! One great example of how strong our dance family is highlighted through the amazing support our students, teachers and their families continue to show each other at eisteddfods. Miss Allie presented our Fireworks Troupe with beautiful framed poems before they went on stage to perform their new piece – Body Love Miss Hannah presenting the Opals with [...]

The Radio City Rockettes

September 1946, Rockette Rehearsal The Radio City Rockettes are a famous dance company known for their precision, glamour and flair. Each Christmas season in New York City, they produce a Christmas Spectacular concert with shows performed 5 times a day, 7 days a week. You know that classic step where dancers link up and create a kick line? They kick in perfect time and kick to the perfect height… well this is the company who made that step famous!   History This dance [...]

Staff Spotlight – Meet Miss Astrid

This week’s blog focuses on our resident trainee, Miss Astrid. Astrid Nicholls has been a Dance Sensations student for 15 years, halfway through 2015 she progressed to the teacher role, taking on some after school classes and is currently employed full time at Dance Sensations, completing her Certificate III in Sport and Recreation through TAFE NSW.  On top of coaching our cheer classes and teaching acro and dance, Astrid is also a vital part of the DS Administration team, [...]

Six tips to get your Splits

Before you attempt any of the below exercises, ensure you are warmed up and stretched. We can’t just jump into the splits and hope for the best – they take time and preparation. So, get your skipping rope out or run around the block for 5 minutes. Now stretch; focusing on your legs and hips. It’s time to nail your party trick! Hold each exercise for 1 – 2 minutes, always pointing your toes and keeping your legs straight. Warning: you will [...]

It pays to do Ballet

…Footballers confirm! It’s no big surprise that ballet brings grace and technique to our dancers. But did you know it helps build strength, posture, balance AND is great for injury prevention? These skills benefit everyone, from our 3 year olds here at DS, to their dad’s (who probably haven’t ever stepped foot into a dance class)! Last month BBC reported the rise of football clubs worldwide enrolling their players into ballet classes. This demanding style assists in their training, emphasising a [...]