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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]