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Dance Sensations Students Uniform

How Uniform Can Effect a Dance Class

Why are we so passionate about uniform at Dance Sensations? There are a number of reasons why having a dress code is important to our studio and values. At Dance Sensations we have a wide range of uniform options for students to choose between. From T-Shirts to singlets, shorts and crop tops there’s plenty of comfortable options for your dancer to choose between. Read on to find out why we are such big believers in wearing a uniform at [...]

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 Students performing on stage

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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]