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End Of Year Concert – What to pack!

Concert Packing Checklist The Dance Sensations End Of Year Concert is one of the studio’s most exciting events of the year! Every class gets a chance to showcase their new routines and show off all of the new skills that they have been developing throughout terms 3 and 4. It can be a very busy time of year,  so to take one thing off of your to-do list here is a guide on what to pack for concert and rehearsal day! Dance [...]

Pirouette technique

Top 5 Turning Tips

Tips to master turns like Sophia Lucia! Every dancer dreams to turn like Sophia Lucia or a prima ballerina, but very few know the tricks to achieve their goals. This blog post will show you a few key tips that will help you master any turn you want to learn! Read 5 of our key turning tips below to help you improve pirouettes (and other turns) quickly! Spotting your head Spotting is simply choosing a point to focus on while your turn, by [...]

Dance Sensations students at the DEFYXBABE workshop in Sydney

How To Make the Most of a Dance Workshop

What is a dance workshop? A dance workshop is essentially an open dance class that anybody is free to attend. Attending workshops is a fantastic way for dancers to broaden their experience, step outside their comfort zones, make connections and discover new ways to move and create. Some favourite workshops that DS dancers have attended this year have been DEFYXBABE dance editorial, Travis Wall and  Lisa Ellis Dance Prescription.  What to expect Often when attending a workshop you’ll be in a completely new space [...]

5 Secret Stretches to get your Splits!

5 Secret Stretches to get your Splits! We’re here to expose the 5 secrets to getting your right or left leg splits fast! If you haven’t already checked out our last blog post on flexibility tips and tricks, we highly recommend as it’s a great place to start! These 5 simple stretches will help you get your splits in no time, but without further-a-do, here are the secrets you’ve been waiting for us to spill… 1. Lunges This stretch will increase flexibility in your [...]

Improving flexibility is something that all dance classes at Dance Sensations work on

Flexibility Tips and Tricks

Becoming a more flexible dancer Dancing is one of the most demanding sports to master as there are so many elements that go into making a well rounded dancer! From control to strength to balance the list could go on forever, but today Dance Sensations has got you covered on some of the best tips and tricks to help you out with flexibility and stretching! Goal Setting Goal setting is a fun way to stay focused on your flexibility skills while tracking [...]

Miss Allie’s Improv Exercises

The Top 3 Improv Exercises As promised in our last blog post, here are some of Miss Allie’s favourite structured dance improvisation exercises! The 3 exercises we are about to share are the secret to how Dance Sensations dancers become masters of their own free movement! They allow students to learn the art of improv while inspiring new ways to move. These 3 improv exercises are especially great if you’re feeling a bit stuck or if you’re not feeling [...]

How Improv can make you a better dancer

3 benefits of improv! A post shared by Allie Davidson (@allisundavidsun) on Nov 8, 2017 at 5:11am PST Some of our DS Students’ improvisation skills Dance improvisation (commonly known as improv) is the process of creating movement without pre-planning any steps or choreography. Free movement is a great way to have fun, relieve any stress and explore new ways to move and the best part is there are absolutely no rules! This week we look at the top 3 benefits of doing [...]

Winter is coming…to DS

Keeping Warm While Dancing in Winter!Keeping fit and injury free As the weather gets colder it makes it harder to start moving and feel ready to get up and dance! The cold weather also means that our bodies are far more injury prone and likely to feel soreness after dancing. Here are a few tips to stay warm and injury free during the colder months at Dance Sensations. 1. ALWAYS warm up And no, I don’t mean sitting in front of a [...]

Being inspired by other dancers

5 Young and Inspiring Dancers to Watch! By watching other dancers online it can give you that extra bit of motivation or confidence to work harder, find a new style, and explore different types of movement. At Dance Sensations we love our students to improvise, self choreograph and create new movement as it is such an important part of growing as both a dancer and an artist. Sometimes, watching people closer to your age can open up your eyes to [...]

Dance Sensations classes for preschool students

5 Benefits of DS Minis classes

DS Minis - so much more than preschool dance classes There are so many wonderful activities out there at the moment for preschool students.  Activities like Little Kickers, Little Rugby etc, Kindy Gym and a whole host of others – the choice can be overwhelming for parents. In this blog we list 5 reasons that our DS Minis classes are a perfect activity for preschool students. 1. Learning skills that help them when they start school Two of the most simple, vital, [...]