OUR HIDDEN TREASURE: ZAN O’KELLY

Posted on 15 July 2022
OUR HIDDEN TREASURE: ZAN O’KELLY
We’d love to introduce everyone to the true heart and hero at JOKSOD, my mum Zan. Without her we could not possibly operate as a successful studio.   Zan does so much for everyone as well as me and I wanted to dedicate a blog post to her, because I cannot thank her enough for all that she does.   To start with Zan is the person who keeps our business running, with all the admin and finances. She is the first port of call for all our parents with questions and manages every...
 

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF DANCE 2022 WRAP UP

Posted on 12 July 2022
PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF DANCE 2022 WRAP UP
We had such a fantastic week at Phoenix Festival, our first competition for 2022. All the students have been so wonderful and worked so hard in preparation for this event. Planning for this started in January and there were countless of hours of behind the scenes preparation in the lead up.   Our teachers have truly gone the extra mile in their commitment to the rehearsals, choreography and support of all the dancers. Through months of challenges with COVID and flu keeping many da...
 

How to support your dancer when practising at home

Posted on 30 May 2022
How to support your dancer when practising at home
We are in the thick of our preparation for our first competition! Term 2 is always so busy for our students and so much excitement is in the air. We understand that students will want to practice their dances at home, particularly solos and troupes which we really encourage. However, we often get asked what is the best way to support dancers as we want to ensure they are practising safely and with the best outcomes? Here are our tips for supporting practice at home:   1.  &...
 

Dance Competitions: The positives and why we participate

Posted on 10 May 2022
Dance Competitions: The positives and why we participate
The competition dance scene has a controversial reputation, particularly with the rise in popularity of reality TV shows. However, we want to talk about the positive side to dance competitions and how rewarding it can be for students. At JOKSOD we only participate in two competitions each year and both are well-run beautiful experiences for our students with absolutely no pressure or negative competitiveness. We aim to foster that love of dance and performance with our students and part...
 

JOKSOD Spotlight Stars: Term 1 2022

Posted on 29 April 2022
JOKSOD Spotlight Stars: Term 1 2022
Huge congratulations to our wonderful students who have been awarded the JOKSOD Spotlight Star Encouragement Award for term 1 2022! We've chosen a student in each of our age groups who have all impressed us with how much they embody the JOKSOD values and spirit, inside and outside of the studio. Each of these students have been so focused, worked so hard throughout the term and have demonstrated improvement in all genres.  This new Spotlight Star Encouragement Award will be somethi...
 
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