In the lead up to performances it is natural for students to feel anxious or nervous. Students, teachers and parents can all play a part in keeping these nerves at bay. Read on to explore some of our commonly used strategies to ensure that performance time is a positive and joyful experience for our students.
We were so thrilled to recently win ‘Best Team Culture’ in the 2021 ‘What’s On 4 Kids’ National Awards. The culture at DanceArts is fundamental to our past and future success and is based on our foundational values.
The Sports Vouchers program provides an opportunity for school-aged children from Reception to Year 9 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees.
We are ‘old’ and ‘grown up’ for such a very long time…. there is a huge amount of time for us to learn and practice good dance technique as dancers – in fact, it’s a lifelong pursuit…
Therefore, there is no advantage in hurrying the wonderful dance learning opportunities that are offered in childhood.
At DanceArts our tagline is ‘We Move Your Heart’.
The Dalai Lama wrote, “It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” to which we agree whole heartedly.
We know we are teaching our students to move their bodies, to enjoy movement and dance and to use their brains, and we know that at the heart of all of this is in fact, the heart itself.
With research indicating that girl’s confidence plummets by 30% between the ages of 8 and 14, it’s more important than ever to provide environments where mistakes are welcomed and failure is encouraged.
I’ve danced since I was three.
My mum was a dancer, and she wanted to share that with me. Like most little children, I skipped along happily to class, enjoying the mix of challenge and confidence that my ballet teacher weaved into my lessons.
When I started high school, dance changed for me.