Dance Technique

For insights and tips into the technique behind the different dance styles we offer here at Dance Sensations.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dance Sensations classes are great for developing discipline

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 [...]

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. [...]

Six tips to get your Splits

Before you attempt any of the below exercises, ensure you are warmed up and stretched. We can’t just jump into the splits and hope for the best – they take time and preparation. So, get your skipping rope out or run around the block for 5 minutes. Now stretch; focusing on your legs and hips. It’s time to nail your party trick! Hold each exercise for 1 – 2 minutes, always pointing your toes and keeping your legs straight. Warning: you will [...]