January 31, 2020

January Round Up

Hello everyone! As the the school continues to grow there is so much going on which you might have missed, this is a quick blog to hopefully showcase some of those things and also ask for your feedback - so here goes!

MK Dance redesign

We have been doing...

August 5, 2019

Ballet dancers have to demonstrate incredible amounts of flexibility during their performances, and during the summer months you may lose some of this flexibility. To make sure you are all equipped to get straight in to things in September here’s some of my favourite s...

March 23, 2018

Muscle strains can happen in many ways, but no matter how they are caused, they are always painful and inconvenient. Whether you strained your neck while producing a pirouette or pulled a groin muscle at the barre, knowing how to treat the pain and swelling will help y...

October 4, 2017

There are many different styles of dance available for students today.

With each style of dance, there is a different type of shoe necessary for the students to wear. Because there is such a wide variety, deciding which shoe to wear for which class can get very confusin...

September 27, 2017

Not sure how to make a bun? Follow these step by step instructions to help you make a secure bun. Before you start, you will find it helpful to read all the instructions first, including the instructions on how to insert hairpins. A ballet bun generally sits in the cen...

September 20, 2017

Now, I know a lot about ballet but I don't know everything, and I'm sure you don't either. That's why I thought I would share my top 10 random facts about ballet (don't worry, these won't be on any exams!)      

1. A male dancer lifts over 1-1/2 tons wort...

April 20, 2017

My love of dance started at the age of 3 when my mum sent me to ballet and as I grew up, the more I loved to dance. It was when I was 18 and trying to decide what route my life should go that I realised I wanted to keep on dancing!  The career I was going to do was Nur...

October 15, 2016

On the 6th October I was lucky enough to attend the Festival of Marketing (I know what you're thinking, me, surrounded by marketers, at a Festival... just doesn't seem right). My main reason for attending was to see Kimberley Wyatt give a session called "From Pussycat...

October 1, 2016

We know ballet exams can be daunting and children can be nervous so here is 11 top tips to help you turn that Merit in to a Distinction
 

  1. Make sure you look the part. Make sure your ballet tights are clean and without any ladders, and that your leotard is clean and...

February 21, 2016

MK DANCE have launched a brand new website. We hope it is easier for you to navigate and get information. This is a work in progress so if you do notice any glitchs then please do let us know. Thanks you for your continued support and we hope you like the new website.

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