Astara Jackson, 12, has proven that persistence is vital to becoming successful in the dance industry after the recent announcement of her ambassadorship with Dance Writer. This year alone she has received several ambassadorships for multiple dance companies, elected performance captain in her first year of high school and is a pivotal member of her dance studio competition troupe.
‘It don’t matter if you’re black or white’ was the ideological soundtrack of my youth.
The sky is your stage.
Dance Writer exclusively interviewed Dance Academy star, Ashi Ross. Read her perspective on making dance a career and what is involved.
Forget apples, safe dance practice will keep the doctor away!
Social media is arguably altering the perception of what is achievable in dance. Young dancers are copying movements from Instagram and performing them without regard to harm or hazard. According to a Melbourne based dance instructor and qualified doctor Lisa Ellis, dancers can still be as flexible as they possibly can be by following a safe dance procedure.
“Five years ago, if you had told me I would be an ambassador for the dance industry, I would not have believed you.”
12-year-old dancer Nytalia Chigach has much to be proud of including being named one of the foundational ambassadors for Dance Writer in 2017.
“We are always a family, whether it is by blood or by heart,” Miss Tania Robins said.
If you are a studio owner or an aspiring one, you will understand the importance of creating a safe space for your students. However, the vision is sometimes far from reality for some dance entrepreneurs. Melbourne studio owner, renowned dance adjudicator and VCE VET Lecturer Tania Robins reveals her knowledge about creating a sanctuary for students to enjoy.
For comedic and commercial performer Neale Whittaker, love is the reason he dances every day.
“The greatest measure of our success is seeing graduating students working in this crazy industry, travelling and creating great life experiences.” —Trish Squire Rogers
What if Giselle’s romantic story happened in the 21st century? Would she die again of a broken heart joining Wilis, or would she go out for a drink, forget Duke Albrecht and dream all over again?