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Why Dance is Better Than Any Therapy

I was teaching class of 7-8year olds and it was a challenging class. Lots of various needs amongst the students from a little one with a troubled home, to another who was struggling to fit in socially and the rest, well they were just tired and ratty. I had pulled out...

Victorian Dance Festival 2016

I’m just back from escorting a groups of students to the Victorian Dance Festival (VDF) for the 2nd year running. The event was yet again a superb weekend, and the students and I have returned on a post festival high. I am a Proud VDF Junkie I been pondering why I’ve...

Humans on the Peninsula

This article first appeared in the Humans of the Peninsula Facebook page. I was humbled to receive such lovely comments form the community about my story and studio vision. Humans on the Peninsula I did not grow up on the peninsula but have some great childhood...

A Parent’s Guide to Getting Ready for Your First Concert Experience

  As the month progresses we will start learning our dancers for the concert and you are sure to feel the excitement in the studio as the date gets closer. At PSD we keep our concert experience light and fun for our little dancers. We want their first experience of...

Why are we all so worried about dance?

  There has been significant press lately regarding dance and concerns around the early sexualisation of young girls. Let me get one thing straight! I am firm believer that kids should be free to be kids. As a mum to 2 girls and a boy, and the principal of a dance...

Dance Moms’ has tarnished the Australian dance education industry

iVillage Article There has been some unfortunate press lately relating to dance and dance school environments. When I was contacted by a journalist earlier this week I jumped at the opportunity to respond. Click HERE to read the article on ivillage. Parents you know...

Tips on how to choreograph a Dance

Students strut their self-choreographed stuff!   Each year the Peninsula School of Dance Choreographic Competition is keenly anticipated by our students. It’s a long held tradition at our school with our perpetual trophies dating back to the early 70s. Some of those...

Another notice to read!

Our studio’s at Peninsula School of Dance are buzzing at the moment. Term four is here and the excitement is building. Coming off the back of a very cold Melbourne winter students and teachers are peeling of the winter woolies, enjoying the lengthened daylight hours...

“Dance is a big part of me being happy”

Emily, 14, dance student