We are excited for our first Souvenir Concert Shirts to arrive in-studio! If you’re looking to customise your shirt’s fit, consider the three ideas below which require absolutely no sewing… Just remember: – This can be your uniform next year, so try not to make alterations that make it uncomfortable or unsafe to dance or move in. – Do not customise your shirt so that your cleavage or midriff are […]

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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 tips to help inform your expectations when it comes to joining a dance class. Use […]

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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 generation of music students, Staff Wars is a popular game with students of all ages! […]

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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 some extra help too!   What you will need: – Your new pointe shoes – […]

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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 teachers to discover the 7 top tips for supporting students as they enter year 7. […]

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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 feet, get involved with the music, and create your own loud simple or complex rhythms […]

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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, even at that young age, that I wanted to be like those people on the […]

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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 a speech during the specialist music programme’s year 12 graduation ceremony. Given no restrictions on […]

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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 not deliberately holding you back (that’s the opposite of what teachers aim to do!), but […]

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Whether you’ve never danced in your life, or are thinking of returning to it after a long break, you’re not alone! We regularly hear from adults who would love to try ballet, but are held back by roadblocks often of their own making. Whether you’re concerned you’ll end up in a leotard being told off by the stern ballet teacher of your childhood, or whether you’re worried that your lack […]

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