Managing Performance Jitters

Managing Performance Jitters

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.

Let Them Be Little

Let Them Be Little

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.

Movement for the Mind

Movement for the Mind

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.