Engage: The Studios

Candide McDonald

Member Spotlight: Candide McDonald

06 December 2017

This month, we’re profiling one of our most passionate students – Candide! If she’s not at the studio, you can catch her writing or surfing. When/how did you start dancing? I began doing ballet when I was three. It was the only way my parents could get… Read more

Lexie Bucholtz

Member Spotlight: Lexie Bucholtz

17 November 2017

Next week is Members Week at the studio! To celebrate, we’re profiling Lexie Bucholtz, one of our amazing members who squeezes in dance classes around her full-time job at Time Out. When/how did you start dancing? I feel like I’ve been dancing on and off… Read more

Latin dance class

Interview with Giselle Peacock

08 November 2017

Giselle Peacock is a former United States Dance Champion and Dancing with the Stars pro. In this interview, she discusses her love of Latin dance, career highlights and what students can expect from her Latin short course starting Sun 12 Nov. 1. How and when did you start dancing?  I… Read more

Yoga class

5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

25 October 2017

There’s nothing like working out first thing in the morning to set yourself up for a great day. Here are our top 5 reasons to leap out of bed and get moving (or dancing!) in the morning. 1. Kick start your metabolism Your body continues… Read more

Girls dancing in the studio

Dean Walsh on Improvisation

04 October 2017

In this interview, Dean Walsh shares his insight on the growing importance of improvisation for dancers, especially those seeking a professional career. Dean Walsh has over 25 years of experience as an award-winning dancer, teacher and choreographer. He has worked and studied throughout Australia and… Read more

Brian Carbee in Stretch class

Dance Mythbusters

05 September 2017

In today’s blog, our teachers give their insight into some of the popular myths about stretching and strength training for dancers, based on their own experience. Brian Carbee, Stretch and Barre Body Workout Teacher:  Myth: Your muscles stretch  “Stretching is a misnomer – flexibility training… Read more

Woman in contemporary dance class

3 Reasons Why Dance is Good for Your Brain

01 August 2017

The physical benefits of dance are well-known. From increased flexibility to greater coordination, dancing does great things for your body. But dance also has many benefits for the brain. In this article, we highlight some of the reasons why you should dance to give your… Read more

Philippe Klaus accompanies Ballet class

Interview with Accompanist Philippe Klaus

13 July 2017

Did you know that our Level 1, 2 and 3 Ballet students enjoy live accompaniment in class? Working with live music helps dancers develop their musicality and artistry. We talk to pianist Philippe Klaus about how he began accompanying Ballet class and the challenges of… Read more

video camera

Our Favourite Dance Music Videos

27 June 2017

These school holidays, we’re offering a NEW Dance Music Video Workshop for students from 12 – 16 years. To inspire young creatives, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite dance music videos, from Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift. What music videos would make it into your top… Read more

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