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What to pack for End of Year Concert

It’s getting to that time here at Dance Sensations– end of year concert time!! We are so so excited, and we hope you are too. You may be thinking, “what do I possibly put in my dance bag?”. Well we are here to help you solve that problem, with everything you need to put in your bag! FOOD AND WATER The most important thing of all! Dancers must stay hydrated and eat plenty throughout the day so they can [...]

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The Best Things About a Dance Sensations End of Year Concert

For the past 17 years, Dance Sensations has held a big End of Year Concert, where all of the DS dancers get to showcase what they have been working on for half of the year. With 750 students performing and 4 shows across two weekends, the DS concert is a big one! We know that it might seem overwhelming to be involved in such a big production, but we are here to tell you that it’s not, and it’s [...]

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Dance Industry Focus- Yanis Marshall

Here at Dance Sensations, we are always drawing from inspiration from amazing choreographers around the world for our dance classes. We are always looking to do things differently, and choreograph dances that blow away audiences. One choreographer that DS absolutely loves and draws inspiration from is Yanis Marshall, a French dancer and YouTube sensation! Yanis Marshall is known for his intricate and insane choreography that involves dancing in 6 inch high heels, all whilst being incredibly fierce! Yanis moved [...]

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DS Troupes Are Going To Nationals!

OUR DS TROUPES ARE GETTING READY TO KILL IT AT NATIONALS! At Dance Sensations, we have some amazing troupe classes that compete throughout the year. Our troupe classes are full of dedicated and talented students, that work super hard all year round! Earlier this year, our amazing students successfully qualified for the national finals of Get The Beat. These holidays they finally get to head to Caloundra, Sunshine Coast to compete on a National stage. We are so excited!! To celebrate, we held [...]

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Staff Spotlight – Miss Hannah

If there were to be a Dance Sensations spirit ambassador, Miss Hannah would be it! Always happy, bubbly and fun, we love having Miss Hannah around. She loves DS Spirit so much, that she even made a DS Spirit stick for every troupe this year.  She then gave up her weekend to come and present the spirit sticks to each troupe and cheer them on…loudly! We sat down with Miss Hannah to find out more about what makes her [...]

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Discipline in Dance Classes

By engaging in an extracurricular activity like dance classes at Dance Sensations, some may think that exercise and staying fit is the only benefit. However, dancing can teach great life skills that can be taken on to use in the future for personal life and the workplace. Some of these life skills include time management, perseverance, dedication and most importantly, discipline. Discipline is the skill we are going to focus on today – a skill that is often unrecognised [...]

Industry Focus – Royal Family

Ever since the Royal Family graced our screens in Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ film clip, the world has fallen in love- and DS too! Here at Dance Sensations studio, we love hip hop! Hip hop has been at the studio since we began in 2001 – that’s 17 years ago!  We offer hip hop dance classes for all ages, starting at minis hip hop for 3-year-olds and going all the way to adults. The DS staff love to draw inspiration from various [...]

Dancing through Year 11 and 12

Dance and Succeeding at School How to keep dancing and achieve at School Miss Shanae, Miss Josie, Miss Brooke As students move into their senior years of schooling, they often pull back on the number of dance classes they take per week to focus on their studies.   But what if they didn’t have to change their dance workload too drastically and were still able to be high achievers at school? In this blog post, we look at Josie Mansell, a much loved [...]

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Staff Spotlight – Meet Miss Reegan

Introducing Miss Reegan Miss Reegan is a vital organ here at DS, perhaps even our heart. Her passion for dancing, love of the stage and rapport with students keeps our studio a happy and friendly place. She is on both our admin and teaching staff, while also remaining a student herself – phew! She is well loved by her colleagues and students and this place just wouldn’t be the same without her. We’re so grateful to have her in our [...]

Perfect your Pirouettes

Pirouettes are one of the fundamental skills in dancing but also one of the trickiest to master. Dancers can often make the mistake on focusing on the rotations rather than on the correct technique – if you nail your technique and form, there’s no stopping you! Read on to learn about some tips that can transform your single turns into flawless, continuous pirouettes…   Initiate CORE! Your core (or your centre) is so important in ensuring your pirouettes will be executed correctly. [...]