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How to prepare for your performance

How to prepare for your performance

Getting on stage and showing the audience the results of weeks and months of hard work is great for student’s confidence and progression. Performances bring together everything students have learned and can help build confidence and stage skills. It is also an opportunity to have a new experience with their family and friends. Putting yourself on show can be a little nerve wracking so here are some great tips to give the best performance you can. Practice, Practice, Practice In the lead up to a performance it is essential to attend as many classes as possible. As the saying goes...

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When will my child learn "real" dance?

When will my child learn "real" dance?

Lakes Theatre Arts Little Lakes & Diamond Dance & Theatre classes offer a unique experience that you won’t find in any other early childhood activity. We develop creativity and the ability to storytell and express emotions, develop the stamina, coordination, and strength to perform dance skills. In addition, we have a responsibility to honour our tamariki by offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which we do via The Australian Teachers of Dancing. In our Little Lakes & Diamond Dance & Theatre classes, we are growing the foundational skills that support the development of your child. We are exploring our conceptual skills that support...

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Why Movement Matters

Why Movement Matters

Movement underpins good mental health

Moving releases chemicals in the brain such as dopamine which makes the brain feel alert and energised. Tamariki can also get pleasure from exploring their bodies and seeing what they can do and develop self esteem from feeling capable and acquiring new skills.

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⭐ Why You Should Enroll Your Child in a Musical Theatre Class ⭐

⭐ Why You Should Enroll Your Child in a Musical Theatre Class ⭐

Many people think that theatre classes aren't right for their child. Perhaps your son has never expressed a desire to act or your daughter isn't interested in dancing, so you've never explored the possibility of them trying those hobbies. But what if there were other things for them to learn, underneath the dancing or acting out a part in a play? Theatre doesn't just teach you to act, or dance, or sing. It can also instill in your child things they might not effectively learn elsewhere!  Theatre can help your child develop their sense of self & identity. Children sometimes...

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The importance of dance over the winter months

The importance of dance over the winter months

Have the winter blues got your child feeling unmotivated?

When it’s cold it can be hard to stay motivated. We tend to take on a “snuggle up” mentality meaning we eat more and do less – human hibernation!

Regularly exercising during the colder months helps to create the body our children feel more confident in during the warmer months. It also regulates our intake of fresh air when we don’t look forward to leaving the house and keeps our heavy food cravings at bay.

Here are our top tips to stay motivated when the temperature drops:

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