Audio Interview with Exclusive Offer Below!   We’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with the renowned ballet superstar, and former Artistic Director of

Hyperextension & Turnout

An exploration of knee hyperextension and turnout. by Esther Juon © inspired by Maria Pia Chasing the ideal ballet placement. It’s my great pleasure to

Non Binary Dance

Are studios shifting to become gender neutral? Adriana Pierce. Photograph: Alejandro Gonzalvez Author’s note: for the purpose of this article I refer to boys, girls,


The Healing Power of Art As millions around the world, I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dame Olivia Newton John. Not because

Musings on Dance Ep.2

To acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, Josef interviews the incredible FRANCES RINGS for MDM’s, Musings on Dance. A respected choreographer and now Artistic Director

Musings on Dance Ep.1

Josef Brown interviewed the wonderful, Tina Sparks about her recent article published on the website; ‘Dance awareness, no child exploited’ and the growing need for

Which Syllabus to choose?

WHICH IS THE “BEST” SYLLABUS FOR MY STUDIO? Working through the many pros and cons to assess the best syllabus is a challenging prospect. Is

The Path of Least Resistance

The stretch ballet flat – friend or foe? “Small changes can produce big results – but the areas of highest leverage are often the least

Esther Juon

The way and why of the optimum pointe fitting   I have to admit to being emotionally conflicted about the pointe shoe.   On the

Canvas vs Leather

Pros & Cons   There’s often a question about which material is best for dancers to wear in footwear for dance. Some suggest leather is

Ella Havelka

Dancing history   It’s rare for any person to confidently claim they’ve made history. During their lifetime, to be able to point and readily identify

Movement is Medicine

Sam’s Story Every so often a story comes along that makes me want to shout it from the rooftops. That compels me to want to

Your dance Floor

Timber or Vinyl? Article courtesy of Martin O’Neill, Director at STM Studio Supplies.   Many dancers trained on the strip timber floors of their local

The Heart of the Studio

Prioritise your floors above all else! Article in consultation with Martin O’Neill & Linda Pritchard from STM Studio Supplies. The heart and soul of the

Jason Winters

Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Creator For those that know Jason well, as it is for many who’ve met him only briefly, the overwhelming impression he gives

Turners, Jumpers & Dreamers

A three-part interview with LISA HOWELL How is it that dancers often come to be defined, or self-define early in their dance careers as either

Jasmine Henry

Making history on the road to Russia If you’re involved in dance in Australia you’ve likely heard the name Jasmine Henry mentioned in dance related

Aspiring to failure

“Failure is success in progress.” ~ Albert Einstein I first heard this line many years ago yet found myself reflecting on it more deeply recently

Stephanie Kurlow

A life on purpose For most of us, we dance because it feels good. Because there are some thoughts, some feelings and some relationships we

The Mighty Corps

“Failure is success in progress.” ~ Albert Einstein   I first heard this line many years ago yet found myself reflecting on it more deeply

Remi Wörtmeyer

A Creative Life – interview with an artist Dancer, choreographer, painter and now sculptor, Remi Wörtmeyer is one of Australia’s most successful international artists. Crediting

Incredible Studio Creativity

Adversity is an opportunity for creativity, because it forces one to dig deeper and discover something new about oneself. ~ Paul PT Wong It goes

Dancer Insight – Amy Hollingsworth

Dancers who shaped me. Amy Hollingsworth Amy Hollingsworth is an award-winning dancer, director, choreographer and mentor and was appointed Artistic Director of Australasian Dance Collective

Safe Dance Practice At Home

THE SAFE DANCE CHECKLIST “When we are unable to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” We’ve put together the following guide for

Our Dance Of Many Colours

INTERVIEW Frances Rings In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement sweeping the world, MDM appreciate there’s a role for us to play and

The Colour Of Ballet

THE COLOUR OF BALLET   What difference does a shoe make?   “If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem”

In Conversation – Stanton Welch

In conversation with STANTON WELCH Riding the Dragon This interview was conducted by phone on July 29th, 2020 Stanton Welch AM is one of Australia’s

Dance. Not About The Body

While it might sound counter intuitive, in a way dance isn’t about the body.  While it’s well understood that gymnasts tend to excel and peak


The story you may not have heard… “I want to personally thank you Tim, for helping me get back on the stage. MDM’s aided that

Innovations In Dance

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. ~ Winston Churchill Innovation. It’s a buzz word

Dance For Life

A series that seeks to peer into the future of the dance studio. I believe we may be at an interesting turning point, on the

RAD Australia

IN CONVERSATION with Rebecca Taylor, National Director of RAD Australia & Kathryn Hughes, National Examinations Manager of RAD Australia This interview conducted by Josef Brown


Dance Competitions. Yes/No? How many is too many? We appreciate we’re not the first to raise this topic – and nor will we be the

Legacy Kirsty Martin

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ~ Shannon

Our Dance Circle

Stories of inspiration. We’re so fortunate in dance to be surrounded by inspiring stories. Young people reaching the heights of artistic achievement, over-coming obstacles to

Language Matters

Pull Up! I need you to give 150% Pretty faces. Smile.   Many dancers would have heard phrases like these regularly in class and/or during

Teaching Work

How to get teaching work and stay successful. Some advice for those interested in getting teaching work at a studio, from the point of view

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