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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 [...]

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 for preschool students

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, [...]

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 [...]

Hannah teaching her minis on stage

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 [...]

Dance Sensations teacher Miss Reegan

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 [...]

DS Family

This week we’re exploring the benefits of dancing here at Dance Sensations. And the biggest one I can think of is our Dance Family! One great example of how strong our dance family is highlighted through the amazing support our students, teachers and their families continue to show each other at eisteddfods. Miss Allie presented our Fireworks Troupe with beautiful framed poems before they went on stage to perform their new piece – Body Love Miss Hannah presenting the Opals with [...]

The Radio City Rockettes

September 1946, Rockette Rehearsal The Radio City Rockettes are a famous dance company known for their precision, glamour and flair. Each Christmas season in New York City, they produce a Christmas Spectacular concert with shows performed 5 times a day, 7 days a week. You know that classic step where dancers link up and create a kick line? They kick in perfect time and kick to the perfect height… well this is the company who made that step famous!   History This dance [...]

Staff Spotlight – Meet Miss Astrid

This week’s blog focuses on our resident trainee, Miss Astrid. Astrid Nicholls has been a Dance Sensations student for 15 years, halfway through 2015 she progressed to the teacher role, taking on some after school classes and is currently employed full time at Dance Sensations, completing her Certificate III in Sport and Recreation through TAFE NSW.  On top of coaching our cheer classes and teaching acro and dance, Astrid is also a vital part of the DS Administration team, [...]

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 [...]