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Why it’s worth persevering… the shy child

As we are about to embark on another dancing year I thought I would share with you some reflections, observations and tips on parenting the shy child. Year after year we see children arrive to class for a trial, they walk in and see the studio, all the other children and their parents, the barres, the mirrors and all the wide space and suddenly freeze.  Unfortunately for some that is the end. Sadly some leave before the class has even finished so we don’t get the change to assure them tha...

February 10, 2018

Theatre Etiquette

Basic Rules of Theatre EtiquetteThis is a great read and offers a parents veiw on dance recitals Etiquette Begins Before You Arrive, My Top Tips on Theatre Etiquette Arrive to the theatre on time.Visit the restroom before the performance begins.Turn off your cell phone or, if it must be on, put it on vibrate. Do not speak on the phone during the performance. If you must call the person back, do it outsid...

October 31, 2017

A Busy Mum’s Guide to Surviving the Dance Year (or any other extra curricular activity!)

As a mum of three, I understand and respect time! A change of time even by 15 minutes can bring down your whole master plan in a matter of seconds. So too can an unexpected rehearsal or class which can pop up from time to time, so here are my top 5 tips to surviving the crazy dance world, or any other extra curricular activity! Do they have a website? I know that I spend hours at the beginning of each year updating our website to include all important dates or proposed dates that we know of. Jum...

October 10, 2017

Where are they now?

Over the years many children walk in the studio doors, every so often you meet one you know you will remember forever, they will raise the barre (yes that's a play on ballet terminology not a spelling error) inspire the next generation and leave a huge gap when they more on... so I thought it's time to catch up with them and ask them what they are doing now ..... Since I left danceworks at the end of 2013 I have been all around! I first went to Christchurch where I was doing just over 50 hours a...

October 9, 2017

Is an Elite training programme right for you and your child?

These days there's so much pressure to be the best at everything, but not everyone is going to be the best, so how do you know if your child is really talented, or if they just really have a passion for dance? Having a passion for dance and having the talent for dance are two different things, and an Elite Student must have both. But if you ask me, passion is always the most important. Having a child that is talented often sends parents into a panic! The activity does tend to become a full famil...

October 9, 2017

Celebrating Our Teachers - Alaina Sims


September 26, 2017

Celebrating our Teachers - Rachel Bothwell


August 6, 2017

Celebrating Our Teachers - Kelli van Dyk


July 3, 2017

Celebrating Our Teachers - Brooke Parsons


July 3, 2017

Celebrating our teachers - Myah Miranda


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