Miss Kate’s Top Tips for Turns!

Miss Kate’s Top Tips for Turns!

– Get on top of your barre work; work the feet, the transfer of weight, the movement from flat foot, plie, through to lengthening of the leg, the rise, all of the movements, you are training your body in every single movement of your barre exercises for this! The tendu to and from each position I find is what is most commonly missed within the barre training; this is key to increasing the strength of the metatarsals and is integral to increasing turns. – Releve all day; the snatch from an evenly balanced demi plie into your pirouette position will...

The ‘Blah’ behind the blog

The ‘Blah’ behind the blog

I wanted to take this blog to let you get to know me; Miss Kate the blah blah blah behind our blog! Don’t worry I’m not about to harp on about where I started dancing to my career highlights, I want to focus on the things that I feel have shaped the person I’ve become today; Miss Kate Matti, single mother, dance teacher, encourager of young people, business owner. I QUIT dancing at the ripe old age of 5! Yes, that’s right! I took ballet and tap classes in a hall in Noosa for a brief period until I wore...

Mumpreneurs – Zoe and Kate take it all on!

Mumpreneurs – Zoe and Kate take it all on!

Australia’s fastest growing business; the mumpreneur, small businesses fuelled and driven by the mums of Australia! I met Zoe through a mutual friend; I began work as the hip hop teacher back in 2009 and here we are! Like any great story is ever really that simple… but the highlight I’d like to talk about within Zoe and I’s #bosslady relationship is the type of studio we decided to run; Encore, your dance family and why it is more of a niche than you know! I have always wanted to teach, I started paid teaching positions when I was just...

#encorefamily

#encorefamily

Your dance family; our Encore culture, what is it and what does it mean to us? Both myself and Miss Zoe were dancers as youngsters; we both had very different experiences and cultures we were exposed to and together we have worked closely to create what we believe to be the best environment to create, learn, and nurture young dancers in this day and age. At Encore we believe that a student’s dance faculty plays a huge part in each child’s life. Most students who take dance seriously spend many hours each week within their studio as well as with...