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Nov/Dec – In this issue

We have 40 accredited part-time Schools from around the country to choose from. Why do you need an accredited teacher? Children are still growing, dance teachers need to know what to do at each stage of development. This encourages healthy growth and therefore far less injuries. For instance if a dance teacher asks a student to do lots of turns on one leg (fouette) and that student has yet to develop adequate strength in their ankle and legs to support this, they will sprain their ankle. This injury will continue to occur and cause further damage. Students taught correctly by accredited teachers are not asked to do anything until they are developmentally and physically ready. Our children are extremely resilient but if taught incorrectly by unqualified teachers, their adult bodies will suffer.

Do you want to be on the cover of dancetrain?
21 of this countries finest summer schools have come together to do just that. Enrol to any one of these programs and work consistently and with passion and they could choose you!

We have another extensive bodywise feature in this issue with the fabulous Marie Walton-Mahon focussing on développé écarté. Have you ever wondered how Emotional Stress and Injuries relate to each other, Jocelyn Penna joins the dots? We also talk to Dr. Luke Hopper – WAAPA lecturer and ASPA president about dance science. Physiotherapist, Susie Bond helps you understand why there are times that you can not balance. Louisa McGinness talks to us about the difference in Acute and Overuse Injuries. And Amelia Baxter give us some alternative Strength Training exercises that won’t create bulk.

One of my favourite articles in this issue is written by dance mum, Tracey Cronin who recently said goodbye to her daughter as she went off to Europe to continue her studies in the art of dance. It is a real tear-jerker filled with insight and the strengths required not only for the dancing child but also their families.

We are now 128 pages – I know – what an epic adventure but so fantastic because it means we have even more photo spreads in each issue. This issue we have Premier State Ballet, The Australian Ballet School Showcase and QLD Ballet Auditions. Each page of dancetrain is also thicker making those full page posters perfect motivational posters for your walls. There are 8 in all! There is also double page spreads of the kids from Wakakirri, DanceQuest WA and all of our Accredited Part-Time Schools.

Have you ever wondered what issues you might face when you start your first contract with a ballet company? Australian Conservatoire of Ballet graduate, Amelia Drummond currently dancing with Badisches Staatsbalet Karlsruhe in Germany helps you navigate your way through that first year.

Two musical theatre stars, Mike Snell and Daniel Assetta share their stories about the industry as well as offer our younger male dancers some sound advice for future success.

We salute successful students competing both in Australia and abroad including Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition and Genée International Ballet Competition in Lisbon.

It is absolutely chockas and will be from now on, subscribe now before the price increase next year!!!!
Founder and Editor

P.S. Remember to send us in a pic for Lights, Camera, Action – see if you can find yourself or your friends on pages 74-75!
Email me your photo, dancer’s name, studio name and competition (if applicable), and we’ll pop it in the next available issue:
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