JOKSOD News

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...
 

The Beauty of Dance Friendships

Posted on 13 April 2022
The Beauty of Dance Friendships
‘Friends that Dance together, stay together’       Every day in the JOKSOD studio we are lucky to witness beautiful friendships blossoming amongst the students. These are relationships that transcend age, school and ability, they are formed and cemented with a combined love of dance. Friends that you make outside of school are truly special as they grow with you throughout your formative years and you bond over impactful shared experiences, l...
 

Introducing JOKSOD student teachers 2022

Posted on 28 March 2022
Introducing JOKSOD student teachers 2022
At JOKSOD we provide opportunities for our senior students to further their development by assisting our qualified teachers in our junior school. The seniors get so much out of helping with the younger students and they form beautiful relationships over the year.   Our student teacher program is the perfect stepping stone for those who may be interested in pursuing dance as a career choice, whether that’s teaching or performance. The students also become wonderful role models for...
 
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