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Maintaining technique during the holidays

Holiday Dancing

How to stay active during dance breaks When dance classes finish for the year it can be hard to maintain all of the skills and technique you have learned throughout the year on your own! This blog post will give you some tips on how to stay active and keep improving during the holidays. Learn new skills at home Set yourself a specific flexibility goal and make a stretch routine that will help you achieve it. It will feel great to come back [...]

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Christmas Gifts for Dancers

The Ultimate Gift Guide  Are you stuck on what to buy your little dancer this Christmas? Do you need to buy your ballerina bestie a secret Santa gift but don’t know where to start? This is the perfect guide for you! These are our top recommendations for this gift-giving season. Active Wear Activewear or dance uniform is something your dancer will both love to unwrap on Christmas day, and is super practical! Your dancing son, daughter or friend is sure to love [...]

Dance Step Assistants

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, [...]

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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! [...]

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 [...]