Tag - Dance Sensations Teachers

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Mia Michaels Workshop

On the 12th of February, Amanda treated our five assistant teachers to a workshop in Sydney from the one and only, Mia Michaels! Mia Michaels is a famous choreographer from America, most commonly known as a judge and choreographer from the TV series So You Think You Can Dance. She has also worked on hit Broadway musicals, choreographed for celebrities like Celine Dion, Madonna, Prince and many more! Michaels has won three Emmy awards for Outstanding Choreography, worked with Cirque du [...]

Staff Spotlight – Meet Miss Allie

In 2016, Dance Sensations was lucky enough to welcome Allison (better known as Miss Allie AKA Sally) to the team all the way from New York City. Amanda literally searched the world for her – and what a gem she has found! Miss Allie has taken on the lion’s share of the troupes and solos here at DS producing challenging and exciting routines. Allie has an infectious personality, is incredibly motivated and big surprise – our students just adore [...]