The year is coming to an end and Sing Dance Australia is looking back over some of its blogs for 2012. We’ve looked at a lot of great performing arts topics from audition tips, music and the brain, the benefits of group activity, dance warm ups and health and performing! We would like to take this chance to re cap! Take a look at some of this year’s fantastic Sing-Dace blogs!
Happiness on a high note – bring back the choir:
Susan Neilson, one of NIYPAA’s conductors, discusses singing and the simple happiness that it can create in a child. Susan talks about the benefits of early music education. Building confidence, new friendships and enhancing brain coordination are just some of the positive outcomes.
Singing and Dancing – a performance a day keeps the doctor away:
This blog is about the physical and mental benefits of the performing arts. It is proven that singing and dancing strengthens the immune system and the heart by elevating stress. Christine Grey challenges us to find any drug at the pharmacy to help with such problems quite as well.
“I wanna be like Michael Jackson”: Top 4 tips for young dancers:
To be a great dancer, one has to show great dedication and be willing to practise and sweat until its right. Milu Sherman, gives us four great tips on how to be the best!
It’s show-time! 6 tips for preparing for your next gig:
If your next performance is coming up, this blog is for you! Here you’ll find some tips that will calm the nerves and help you clear your head so that you can tighten up your routine or piece. This blog will pat you on the back and leave you smiling and ready to blow them away!
Sport or art – which is most important?:
The ultimate head to head debate! Chris Grey gets to the bottom of this ever looming question for parents. Christine investigates the benefits of creative arts and sports culture, weighing up all the pros and cons. You’d be interested to read what she found out!
Training your brain: giving our kids the best start in life:
Here Sing-Dance Australia dives into the scientific studies of early music education and its effect on the brain. Children as young as one year old can benefit from music education, with studies showing that these children smile more and show better progression in communication skills.
Butterflies in your tummy? Five quick tips on how to calm the nerves before an audition:
Got real problems with nerves before an audition? It’s totally normal to stress out under the spot light. This blog will talk you through it. With these tips about breathing, practise and though process’s, you’ll be on your way to wowing them all.
Stretch yourself! Seven warm-up tips for dancers and a warm-up video!:
Dancers! Get reading! Here we have some warm up tips to help improve your technique. It’s always great to get some new ideas! There is even a great warm-up video featuring the Australian Youth Dance Theatre for you to take a look at.
Team spirit – How children benefit from group activities:
We can achieve great things as a team! In this blog Julie McKenna, NIYPAA’s Director, elaborates on the benefits of group activities. The social confidence, group awareness and encouragement to learn and improve are increased ten fold when working in a team. No matter what kind of group, whether it’s creative, sport related or other, there are so many positives for kids who get involved in collective interest.
There are plenty of other great blogs on Sing Dance Australia’s Blog. If you missed out on any, take a look! We welcome all the new subscribers and say thank you to our followers throughout the year. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year! Happy blogging!
Benita’s early back ground in music and performance stretches from musicals, to choir, singing and instrumental training. She has been managing and playing with Melbourne bands for the last eight years. She is a singer song writer, developing her latest band Elliot Friend. She looks forward to a successful career in creative arts administration and music.
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