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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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The benefits of HipHop Dance

The benefits of HipHop Dance

There are many benefits to any kind of dance classes for children and for individuals of all ages. HipHop dance classes incorporate old and new dance moves and styles like popping, crumping and even traditional jazz moves. A large part of HipHop dance is creativity and improvisation and just letting the music move you. This is a great way to encourage creativity and expression through dance. There are many other great benefits to HipHop classes that include: Increased flexibility Better balance Increased coordination Development of muscle Builds self-confidence Artistic expression Physical Activity HipHop dance classes are great for everyone, but...

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