Engage: The Studios

Natalie Ayton leads a dance workshop

Interview with Natalie Ayton

15 June 2017

For the first time, our popular School Holiday Workshops will cater for beginner dancers from 5 – 16 years. Natalie is one of the incredible teachers who will introduce young dancers to movement and encourage them to explore their own creativity. Natalie is an internationally… Read more

Theatre Jazz class

Daniel Dolling’s Musical Theatre Picks

31 May 2017

Our Theatre Jazz Teacher Daniel Dolling has curated a list of his favourite musical theatre routines of all time. He also shares his advice for students watching musical theatre who want to improve their own dancing. Daniel’s picks ‘I Hope I Get It’ from A Chorus Line… Read more

Dancers at the barre

Interview with Ian Castenetto

30 May 2017

In this interview, Ian discusses his love of Ballet and what students will learn in Introduction to Ballet 2 – his brand new short course beginning Saturday 3 June. 1. When and how did you start dancing? I started dancing after my sister told me I… Read more

Paul Cordeiro

Interview with Paul Cordeiro

24 May 2017

Paul Cordeiro didn’t begin his formal dance training until he was 23, but he instantly fell in love with the freedom and fluidity of Contemporary. Paul will be teaching Introduction to Contemporary 2 – a brand new short course beginning Sunday 4 June. 1. When… Read more

Emma Hawthorne

Mindfulness and Meditation with Emma Hawthorne: Part 2

26 April 2017

In the final part of this series, Emma Hawthorne discusses the difference between mindfulness and meditation. She shares her approach to meditation, and reflects on how yoga has helped her as a professional performer. Read Part 1  Whenever you sit to practice meditation, you are… Read more

Yoga at sunrise on the beach

Mindfulness and Meditation with Emma Hawthorne: Part 1

13 April 2017

In the first of our two-part series, Emma Hawthorne discusses how yoga, meditation and mindfulness have shaped her career and lifestyle. Like many of us, Emma began with yoga classes that focused on mastering the physical poses. It wasn’t until she began training as a… Read more

yoga class

Teachers’ Tips: Fitness and Flexibility

28 March 2017

Our final blog in the Teachers’ Tips series focuses on how to improve fitness and flexibility for dance. From hitting the gym to setting aside time to stretch, these tips will help you get the most out of your body in class. Ramon Doringo, Jazz:… Read more

hip hop class

Teachers’ Tips: Pick Up Choreography

08 March 2017

Do you find it difficult to remember steps? Our latest blog in the Teachers’ Tips series offers some guidance on how to learn and remember choreography. Ramon Doringo, Jazz: “Keep a good eye and ear out when learning choreography, and learn with the correct musicality and style.… Read more

ramon and class stretching

Teachers’ Tips: How to Improve Technique

21 February 2017

Our new blog series features our dance teachers’ tips on common challenges, such as improving your flexibility and picking up choreography faster. In the first instalment, teachers give their advice on how to work on technique – essential for all styles, from Ballet to Hip Hop. Ramon… Read more

Kate Grima-Farrell

Interview with Teaching Artist Kate Grima-Farrell

07 February 2017

In this week’s blog, Teaching Artist Kate Grima-Farrell discusses her love of Contemporary dance, and why improvisation and collaboration are such important skills. Kate will be teaching Contemporary Youth Classes this term from 11 Feb – 2 April. When/how did you start dancing? I started dancing… Read more