Balancing academic schooling and dance classes is a form of extreme mega multi tasking. Often overwhelming and tiring it can also be challenging in an exciting way and a great life lesson. A young student positively balancing school and a full dance schedule will do well in any career later in life.
The number one priority has to be PLANNING. Get a diary, electronic device, huge desk planner - whatever takes your fancy and note down EVERY school class, dance lesson, exam
Good advanced planning and preparation can take a lot of stress out of entering and attending competitions, allowing you and your dance child to really enjoy the occasion and maybe be successful in terms of dancing to the best of one's ability. And, maybe even gaining a place amongst the winners. How much time you have until the competition can help determine how many dances they enter, and what dance ability level they currently are at as opposed to what level they wish to
With our wonderful Summer Workshops and Holiday Dance Camps coming up soon, follow these tips to prepare yourself, to avoid injuries, and to stay confident and strong throughout the Workshops and into Term 1 of a great 2015 ahead! The week before a Holiday Dance Workshop Practise a short barre at home – Doing some barre work helps strengthen and reawaken your technique. For endurance, try some swimming – Add cross-training to your routine – running, elliptical, Pilates, weig