Our wonderful Musical Theatre dance teacher, Julie Sylvester, agreed to a little Q&A fun so that you could get to know more about her. How did you become involved in dance? I became involved in dance whilst at primary school when a small studio opened in our town. What are you currently doing in the field? I am currently teaching Musical Theatre at The Dance Centre, which combines my passion for both dance and singing. Would you share a special moment from you career? I was a
I have always felt that one should start working on one's elevation by working on one's feet during the barre and in the centre in class. Once you have strong well aligned powerful feet your jump will start to improve exponentially.
Remember that every tendu, relevé and glisseé exercise at the barre is crucial for getting those feet working strongly through the floor. Concentrate on correct placement of the foot using the heel and then the ball of the foot and toes strongly
Dancers who did not want to follow strict classical ballet and lyrical dance forms, but instead wanted to explore the area of revolutionary unconventional movements that were gathered from all dance styles of the world are known as Contemporary dancers. Contemporary dances try to develop totally new forms and dynamics, such as quick oppositional moves, shifting alignments, expressions of raw emotions, systematic breathing, movement performed in non-standing positions (lying
I was recently asked the question as to how many hours daily and weekly an eleven-year old student should be dancing, and in my professional opinion there is really no blanket answer to this question as an eleven-year old could have been training for as little as one year, or potentially as many as six years with the corresponding amount of muscle, stamina and joint strength development. One also needs to address whether the student has started menstruation or is still years