About K-Pop K-pop (short for Korean pop) is a hard-hitting, fast-paced genre of dance style similar to Hip Hop, originating in South Korea. If you love the iconic performances of bands like Blackpink, BTS, Big Bang, 2Ne1 and Girls Generation, this class is for you! In this class you’ll learn skills and techniques like popping, voguing, waacking, windmilling, just like the members of Korea’s iconic K-pop groups. Perform your favourite […]

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What does the concert mean to you? As parents, end of year concerts can range from exciting, to nerve-wracking. Our team member and “Music Mum” Alessandra shares some thoughts on this special time of year. At the time when our end of year concert is at the front of our mind absorbing every waking minute of staff, students and parents – at WAPS and at so many other dance, music […]

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Going to your first audition? Whether it’s an audition for an event or a professional contract, we’ve got advice to help you feel prepared for the big day. Today’s tips are from Miss Lauren, who has successfully auditioned for shows, productions, overseas training and contracts – check them out and let us know if you have more to add! Check out our top tips to help you feel confident and […]

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We asked Miss Lauren to share some advice she had for teens in home school. Check out her fantastic tips below, and if you have some to share, why not contact us and contribute to our next article? High school can be hard, even when things go to plan! Are you struggling finding yourself suddenly learning at home? Finding it hard to manage your time for schooling and dance lessons? […]

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With so many parents suddenly finding themselves taking on the role of both teacher and parent this week, we’ve put together some of our top homeschool tips to help with learning from home. Check out some wonderful pieces of advice from teachers, former students and parents! Well, 2020 is certainly turning out to be a year of surprise and change! To help WAPS parents stay ahead of the curve, we […]

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Learning from home is fun, familiar, and a great way to stay active and creative when you can’t attend classes in person! To help you learn from home even better, our teachers have put together their top recommendations for DIY dance & music resource alternatives. 1. Ballet Barres Ballet Barres provide vital support for students performing certain ballet skills. They allow students to maintain their balance while focusing on technique (they’re […]

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  Looking to improve your home practice space, or get started learning via a virtual classroom? Check out some of our tips and suggestions for setting up a home learning space that’s fun, functional and encourages learning. 1. Know your Online Resources If you are learning a particular curriculum from home, for example the WAPS Virtual Class system, ensure you have access to your required apps, have a login ready […]

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We sat down with a WAPS team member to discover some of the strategies they used when helping their child practise at home – and how that changed over the years. See if you can read through to the end and guess which of our current WAPS teachers is the child in the article! It became apparent quite early on that our child enjoyed listening to and then playing music. […]

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Are you wanting to get more out of your dance classes? The teacher is always there to help you but here are five strategies you can focus on yourself in class, to improve in a positive way. 1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes Ever feel like you failed an exercise in class because you forgot a step or stumbled on the timing? Whatever it may have been, it probably […]

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So you have always wanted to make up a dance – you can see it in your head, on stage, the costumes, the music but completely stuck when it comes to making up the movements? Everyone has experienced choreography block including myself! Here are five tips to help you choreograph and create something totally new and unique. 1) INTENTION/RELATIONSHIP The first step to choreographing a dance is deciding your audience […]

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