Engage: With the Studios

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

fiona jopp

Interview with Fiona Jopp

24 January 2017

Sydney Dance Company Associate Artist Fiona Jopp is part of the teaching team taking our Contemporary Masterclass on Friday 27 January. This masterclass is for experienced dancers such as vocational students and pre-professionals who want to extend their technique, explore creativity through task work, and… Read more

New Dance Classes Website

New names for class levels

09 December 2016

From January 2017 we’re renaming dance class levels to help you choose the best class. This doesn’t change the level of difficulty for classes – it simply makes it easier for dancers who are new to our studios to understand which class to join. Ballet… Read more

Ramon

Mirror the Move: Dance Class Competition

29 November 2016

The weather is getting warmer and the nights are getting longer, Summer must be here and our dance instructors are getting ready to share their Summer moves! Each Monday throughout the months of December, January and February, we’ll be posting a video or photo of an… Read more