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[New Resource!] Lisa Mills – Mindset & Performance Coach!

Lisa Mills resources for TMP Dance families! Women’s Wellness life coach Lisa Mills  has been assisting people for over 24 years to build strong and healthy bodies and minds so that they can live the most awesome, happy life possible. Her key aim is to motivate and inspire people to take action with their health and well-being. Lisa is often asked to speak at business events on the topic of performance and well-being and writes for several blogs both in the corporate and female fitness and well-being space. Lisa Mills is also a mum of 2 kids, and chocolate lover!  To get on contact with Lisa visit www.lisa-mills.com   Read her blog: Feeding your family healthy food shouldn’t be confusing but it is in today’s world because of conflicting expert opinion and sneaky marketing tactics. It can also be challenging to get your kids to eat the food you want them to, especially if they have friends who live on a diet of McDonald’s and slurpees. And add to that the fact that most of us are running around being taxi mum to our kids for their after school activities and may also be juggling work commitments as well. So instead of boring you with the same nutritional info you probably already know, I have come up with a simple list of strategies so that you can feel confident that the family are eating well most of the time…after all we do need a nice healthy 20% indulgence quota! For the record, I don’t subscribe to any one type of eating. However some people are more sensitive to some foods than others and there are some great resources out there to help you understand whether gluten, dairy, wheat, preservatives, colours, flavours and other triggering foods are causing issues in your own body or your kids (both their body and behavior can be affected). One excellent resource is Additive Free Pantry by Tanya Winfield -a website packed full of helpful information about how to inspire change in your household by looking at the additives in the foods you eat. Below is a list of strategies for making healthy eating easier and upping the chances of your kids wanting to eat well: STRATEGY 1: Save the thinking and shopping and buy online Both Coles and Woolworths have an excellent online shopping service and its something that has personally saved me a huge amount of time and money. Currently I’m using Woolworths because I like the Jamie Oliver recipes, so each week I just select 5 dinner recipes I want to cook (the kids often help in the selection), I then click ‘add ingredients to basket’ and I add the other staples I need for the week like stuff for school lunches and breakfasts. It’s all delivered to me at a time in the week I know I am home. The beauty...

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COMING IN 2016 – Just for Ladies!!

COMING IN 2016 – Just for Ladies!!

Athena is created just for woman and incorporates various styles of dance. Athena is all about self expression, femininity, and connection with self and others and unleashing the goddess within Morning Classes (Child Friendly) Wednesdays – 12:00-1:00pm Charlestown – The Place (Child Friendly) Evening Classes Tuesdays – 6:45pm -7:45pm Fletcher Sanctuary Estate Thursdays – 6:45pm-7:45pm Swansea Centre Building More information on Athena classes shortly. Please contact us for any queries...

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All New Stretch Express Classes!

All New Stretch Express Classes!

Come along when ever you like, for $5 per lesson! Stretch Express is a class designed for dances on the go, as well as ANYONE who has busy lives & finds it hard to find time for stretching. This class is open for everyone over 7yrs.

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Frozen Dance Party!!

Frozen Dance Party!!

The local community of Swansea/Caves Beach & Fletcher/Wallsend Area… We would like to invite you to come along to our Frozen Party! Perfect opportunity for parents to go out while your little ones enjoy a dance class & movie all for $5....

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Choosing a Dance School that fits with Your Values

It can be a big decision choosing the right dance studio and classes for your child. Here in Newcastle we are so lucky to have such a great diverse selection of choice when it comes to dance studios.   So as a parent, how do you choose the right studio that will help your child grow and learn, not just as a dancer but in life, as well as find a studio where you the parent feel the schools values line up with your highest values.   Selecting the right dance studio based on your values and your child’s happiness is very important. We have put together these tips that will help you select the school that is the right fit for you and your dancer.   1. Your Child’s needs   Talk to your child (if they are old enough) and find out what they are looking for from Dance. Do they have dreams and aspirations of achieving a future career as a dancer or a teacher or is your child purely wanting to attend dance to have fun and learn some dance skills with their friends, you will want to select a studio where the focus is on building on the requirements you most highly value.     2. Longevity of the School.   How long has the school been in existence? If they have been around for a long time, they are obviously successful for a reason. Does it have a good reputation? Ask around, what do other parents think of the school?   3. The Curriculum   What is the curriculum on offer at the school? Do they offer a variety of dance styles and a variety of skill levels to students?   Will your child progress based on their skill level and specific requirements?     4. Quality of Teaching.    Does the studio have both young, energetic teachers, and those with years of experience?   Most teachers have trained with and belong to professional organisations which administer dance training and examinations from beginners to professional level.   Highly respected organisations such as the Royal Academy of dance are recognized worldwide and ensure teachers have met and attained professional quality teaching standards. This is particularly important in the style of classical ballet as teachers who have met these requirements will generally ensure there is professionalism and structure to classes and that the correct and proper technique being taught. Instructors specialising in the teaching of other styles such as Jazz, Funk  and Contemporary will often have a strong knowledge of classical technique also, these teachers are often very energetic and dance regularly themselves so that they are keeping up to date with the latest trends in both music and choreography.   How approachable is the staff?   Are they happy to give you enough time to answer all of your questions? What policies does the school...

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