Tag - Tips for Dancers

Maintaining technique during the holidays

Holiday Dancing

How to stay active during dance breaks When dance classes finish for the year it can be hard to maintain all of the skills and technique you have learned throughout the year on your own! This blog post will give you some tips on how to stay active and keep improving during the holidays. Learn new skills at home Set yourself a specific flexibility goal and make a stretch routine that will help you achieve it. It will feel great to come back [...]

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Christmas Gifts for Dancers

The Ultimate Gift Guide  Are you stuck on what to buy your little dancer this Christmas? Do you need to buy your ballerina bestie a secret Santa gift but don’t know where to start? This is the perfect guide for you! These are our top recommendations for this gift-giving season. Active Wear Activewear or dance uniform is something your dancer will both love to unwrap on Christmas day, and is super practical! Your dancing son, daughter or friend is sure to love [...]

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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! [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]