This is a special one off workshop for students looking to achieve and utilize their splits! In this fun workshop you will be working on left, right, and middle splits, including fun variations and new ways to use them. You will learn correct warm up technique, specialized stretches for your hamstrings and hip flexors, how to get deeper into your splits and comfortably start to stretch to over-splits! Included in […]

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The WA Performance School is proud to be an Acrobatic Arts Syllabus studio, but what exactly does that mean? Our accredited Acrobatic Arts coordinator Sarah Rutherford, along with other Acrobatic Arts staff, monitors and plans the syllabus content of all of our acrobatic arts classes for kids, teens (and even adults!), ensuring content is taught consistently and safely to students. Acrobatic Arts gives students the skills and knowledge to safely […]

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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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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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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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Our hard-working director Stella Hui has been named by Inside Small Business as one of Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders! We would like to congratulate Stella on her amazing achievement, and thank her for her for continuing to inspire her staff, students, clients, and members of Perth’s performing arts community. We are very proud of Stella’s contributions to Perth’s performing arts and entertainment industries, and are thrilled that she […]

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An incredible, invite only, international celebration of dance. In April this year, a group of intrepid students, staff and parent chaperones jetted off on adventure to Los Angeles for 2018’s Dance Excellence global event. Specially invited to represent Western Australia at this international conference, our schedule was jam-packed for the seven days we spent in LA. There were many masterclasses with some of the industry’s top professionals, performances, several outings […]

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Today we’re tackling a frequently asked question about Singing technique. Have you always wondered what your ‘head voice’ is and how to sing in it with confidence? Read below, or book a time to visit one of our instrumental voice specialists! What is the difference between your Chest Voice and your Head Voice? The terms ‘chest’ and ‘head’ voice refer to where your sound is resonating. An easy way to […]

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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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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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