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Overcoming those dance exam jitters

We are gearing up towards exam time here at Peninsula School of Dance At this time of year I am often having conversations with concerned parents of our exam students. We know that home is a safe place for children to express their feelings and fears. Students may...

A New Network for Melbourne Dance Studio Owners

  I loved everything about my dance school and dance family growing up. It was my happy place growing up and I'm forever grateful for my dance experience. My own teacher saw something in me early on. I can still remember her kind words of encouragement. She...

Choreography Competition – Our Favourite Event!

When I took over the reigns of Rosebud Ballet school back in 2006 I did not imagine that the school's long held tradition of  Annual Choreography competition would quickly become my favourite event of the year. It’s a long held tradition with perpetual trophies...

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Is My Child Ready For a Dance Exam?

Exam Season is almost here! It is exam season at Peninsula School of Dance and many of our students are busy learning and refining syllabus work. If you are wondering what on earth exams are all about, and whether or not your child should participate in one, then...

Tips For Helping Your Child Stick With Dance

 Challenges for busy Mums As a busy mum of three active kids I certainly understand and appreciate the challenges we all face in juggling our children’s activities and our family commitments. I am a big believer that busy kids, engaged in our dance community, will...

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...

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...

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...

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