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7 TIPS on how to be Flexible

7 TIPS on how to be Flexible

1. Warming up before stretching will limit the risk of hurting yourself 2. Use dynamic stretches in your routine. These are stretches where you keep moving. E.g. swinging your leg 3. Stretch while you do everyday tasks: Cobra stretch while you're watching TV, split...

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Foods to Eat Before Class

Foods to Eat Before Class

Choosing the right food to eat before dance can be difficult. You want a food that is healthy and same time also really yummy. Some of you may think, “well, what about Chocolate?”. Everyone says it’s meant to help you, but I don’t think it would be the healthiest...

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10 Ways to Rest & Recover

10 Ways to Rest & Recover

It is important to have a day to recover and recharge. By doing this it helps clear the mind and helps ease stress. Some things you could do are: Meditate Listen to music Get creative (e.g. painting or drawing) Create a scrapbook or journal Take a bath Read Go for a...

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Tips to Improve your Technique

Tips to Improve your Technique

Improving your technique is important when it comes to your growth as a dancer and also allows you to look extra amazing when performing on stage at the end of term productions.  Here are some tips to keep in mind whilst dancing: Go back to the basics, it can never...

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Why you shouldn’t quit dance to study

Why you shouldn’t quit dance to study

By Deborah Storer Director and Qualified Dance Teacher p.s. Dance saved Deb's life!!!! One thing that everyone has in common is that we all feel stress. Young people in Australia experience very high stress in schools, which has negative impacts on their academic...

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8 TIPS to have a Positive Mindset

8 TIPS to have a Positive Mindset

Jaime Dungar (ex-staff member of Backstreet, now at University) As a dancer having a positive mindset is crucial for development of yourself as a dancer and a person. Whether you have been dancing for a long time, just started or don’t dance at all it is important to...

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5 tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Mindset

5 tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Mindset

1. Eat good food.  It’s important to listen to your own body as to what it needs, while also maintaining a balanced diet. try to reach for the non processed foods in the supermarket such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and seafood, but also remember to treat...

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5 Tips for better Stretching Techniques!

5 Tips for better Stretching Techniques!

By Hayley Verwey (ex-staff member, now at University) Breathe through your stretches. Breathing while you stretch is so important as it ensures oxygen is getting to all your muscles – when you go into a stretch breathe out all the way to enable a deeper stretch....

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Why do we dance?  Why should we dance?

Why do we dance? Why should we dance?

According to the Australian official guidelines we should be striving towards 60 minutes of exercise (per week), to decrease chances of illness and motivate a positive mindset.  Dance is a  great option for anyone looking to grow and develop new skills. A Backstreet...

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5 Reasons Why Failure is Okay

5 Reasons Why Failure is Okay

By Tamika Kahsnitz (ex-staff member of Backstreet)  Why is the opposite of success Failure? We have all heard these words before, we all remember how it makes you feel, how we dwell on it. Knowing how to cope with failure and learn from it in a healthy way should be...

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