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What to expect from your first adult dance class

Always had childhood dreams of being a prima ballerina, or one of Beyonce’s backup dancers, but life got in the way? You can start your dance classes whenever you like, even if you’re an adult with little or no experience! Don’t worry about being the best on your first day – here are our top […]

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Top 7 FREE Music Apps, Games and Tools

Learning music is not only fun and creative, but has myriad benefits for students of all ages. We’re lucky that there are a whole host of apps, games and resources available for FREE online to support students’ learning. Check out some of our top picks below!   1. Staff Wars Space Invaders for a new […]

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Pointe Shoe Tutorial: Stitching & Tying Pointe Ribbons

Check out our top tips on stitching and tying the ribbons on a new pointe shoe – perfect for students who are just beginning their pointe journey, or as a refresher if you’re purchasing a new pair of shoes. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for our YouTube video on tying ribbons for […]

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7 Tips to Support Children Starting Year 7

Starting year 7 is an important milestone for tweens, but it doesn’t have to be daunting, for students or for parents. By setting up good habits early, and working together to find a routine that works, the transition from primary to high school can be smooth and even enjoyable! We’ve talked with parents, students and […]

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6 Reasons to Try Tap Dance

Tap dancing has had a resurgence in recent years, with exciting film musicals like Greatest Showman and Lala Land inspiring dancers of all ages to give this unique style of dance a try. Read on to find out six benefits to learning tap dance! 1. It’s great fun! In tap you get to stomp your […]

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Q&A with Triple Threat Jamie Papanicolaou (UK)

WAPS is lucky to have Jamie Papanicolaou joining us all the way from the UK for a series of special workshops in the July holidays What inspired you to become a triple-threat performer? When I was very young, my Nanna took me to see a performance of a show called Brigadoon. I think I knew, […]

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So you’re graduating: Six lessons I learned about performing, community, and the arts after year 12

Finishing year 12 feels like the end of an era – but how can you stay connected to the activities and community you love, and continue to achieve success and opportunities as a performer? A while ago, our manager and music specialist Sylvia Sippl was asked to return to her former high school to give […]

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FAQ: How can I become a top Troupe member?

Do you want to join a troupe or compete but find yourself frustrated or not getting the results you want? Read our top tips for some easy changes to make that will help you achieve your goals! Do you ever feel like your teachers may not be recognizing your potential? Chances are, your teachers are […]

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