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.
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.