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DanceStep student appreciation

For the last two years DS has had many of our senior students participating in the DanceStep Student Teacher Education Program. DanceStep is a 4 stage process which builds on the philosophy that dance helps teach students to be part of a team and community. This program provides a progressive and formalised education process including both practical and theoretical components. DanceStep empowers students to take care of others, guiding them to be leaders and role models at our studio [...]

Styles of Dance

What style of Dance should I try next? Have you ever wanted to try a style of dance that you’ve never done before? Whether you’re looking to try your very first dance class or just add a new style to your schedule we’ve got you covered! This blog post will give you a rundown on some of the most popular styles of dance to help you decide what class is best for you! Jazz or Hip Hop If you’re looking for an upbeat, [...]

Dance Sensations Students performing on stage

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! [...]

Elliana Walmsley in a Jordan Matter Dance Photoshoot

Dance Photoshoots at Home

How to have the perfect dance photoshoot at home Do you ever wish you could have your very own dance photo shoot from Jordan Matter or Damien Tierney to show off dance pics on your Instagram? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Dance photoshoots are an amazing way to capture beautiful moments and memories to keep forever, but they can be very expensive! This blog is all about how you can have your very own dance photoshoot at home with [...]

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 [...]