Whether your goal is to simply learn more about what your voice can do, or if you want to become a professional singer, singing lessons are certainly well worth your time! There are so many benefits of singing lessons – check out our list of hidden benefits below, will you try a singing class this year? 1. Students learn memorisation and study skills over the course of singing lessons that […]

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Dance competitions are highly rewarding for dancers and performers of all ages – and it’s not just about the trophies either! Dance competitions can help develop fundamental skills that will be useful to a dancer long after the competitions have ended. We’ve chosen six of our favourite points to share with you today: 1. Experience Performing on stage for judges and an audience is so very different to practicing in […]

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Singing and music lessons are an ideal class to add to your enrolment at The WA Performance School, with so many unique opportunities and wonderful benefits to students. Find out why you should consider trying singing with our handy list below! 1. Be Versatile You may have heard the term “triple threat” mentioned in performing arts circles and wondered what that means. A triple threat performer is an individual who […]

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Auditions are an exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking time! Check out our favourite tips below to help you ace your next audition with confidence. Do you have your own favourite tips to share? Comment or email dance@waps.com.au! Be a team player and be nice to everyone. Auditions are a really great way to meet other people and make new connections within the industry. If you are rude, come across as someone […]

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Memory is a vital skill for a dancer, and just like anything else, it requires practice and hard work to get better! Here are some of our favourite tips to help learn and remember choreography… WATCH THE CHOREOGRAPHY. Watch the choreography first, before repeating or asking questions. After you have seen the sequence a few times and can then picture it in your head, you will be in a much […]

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We are thrilled to announce that we have once again been invited to participate in the annual Dance Excellence global event! This is a huge honour for us, and we are very excited to be offered this amazing opportunity once again. Who can participate? The Dance Excellence tour is open to all dancers 8 years of age and over – no matter how many classes you take with us, no […]

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Coming up to the end of year, and concert season, many parents and students are juggling extra holiday commitments, exams, and rehearsals on top of their usual weekly schedule – it can be a difficult time to stay organised. Many parents ask us how performing arts students can ensure that their home practice doesn’t suffer with all these extra commitments, so we’d like to share with you our own WAPS […]

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  Injuries are an unfortunate part of involvement in sports and physical activity. Some are unavoidable due to accidents or collisions, however some are preventable with a careful approach to physical activity, focus on proper technique, and an informed attitude to sports! It’s difficult to read the Australian Sports Injuries Hospitalisations study, conducted across 2011-12, without cringing. The report outlines a conservative estimate of sports-related hospitalisations, stating that over 2011 […]

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Our passionate teachers are always looking for ways to enhance their teaching practice and engage students in new and exciting ways. This term, some of our teachers participated in a variety of professional development opportunities, including giving up their weekends and school holidays! Emily Cairns & Rachel Pattrick – Progressing Ballet Technique Miss Emily and Miss Rachel had a great time in Term 3 participating in workshops from the team […]

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Manager and music teacher Miss Sylvia has shared with us some thoughts about her recent performance at the Perth International Arts Festival closing weekend! Sylvia was one of just 27 local singers from a total of 70 who auditioned for the chance to perform onstage alongside the House Gospel Choir, an ensemble established for just two years, which has already performed at Buckingham Palace and even Glastonbury! The choir is […]

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