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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 [...]

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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, [...]

Dance Sensations Midyear Showcase

What is the DS Midyear Showcase? As dancers we spend most of our time in the dance studio working super hard, practicing tricks and turns, and repeating steps until we’re sweating head to toe. For me, one of the most rewarding things is getting to show off all of your hard work on stage for your friends and family to see! At DS we are so lucky to get to showcase all of the things we have been learning in [...]

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2017 Dance Sensations Highlights

What a year at Dance Sensations! So it’s a week late…but I was sitting back today reflecting on what an amazing, fun, inspiring year 2017 was! I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without sharing some of the amazing things that happened here at Dance Sensations over the last 12 months. It’s impossible to squish all the phenomenal things that happened in 2017 into 1 little blog…but let’s see how we go 🙂 Unbelievable dance classes! Seems like a funny one for [...]

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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 [...]

Anna getting tossed out of a cheer lift at the Dance Sensations Concert

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 [...]