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Dance Industry Focus- Yanis Marshall

Here at Dance Sensations, we are always drawing from inspiration from amazing choreographers around the world for our dance classes. We are always looking to do things differently, and choreograph dances that blow away audiences. One choreographer that DS absolutely loves and draws inspiration from is Yanis Marshall, a French dancer and YouTube sensation! Yanis Marshall is known for his intricate and insane choreography that involves dancing in 6 inch high heels, all whilst being incredibly fierce! Yanis moved [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]