Timo ODV meets Rise
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Timo ODV meets Rise

Rise was lucky enough to have a private QnA with Timo ODV last Saturday. Some of our students went through to spend time with him backstage before one of his events.   Many of our students look up to Timo. Listening to how he set up and now runs his career gave them some insight...

What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 3
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What we’ve learnt about Entrepreneurship – Part 3

We’ve had over a hundred Gr 9 students set up businesses since the start of the year. A term later, we’ve asked them what this workshop has taught them about entrepreneurship.   Being a small business owner teaches you that time really is of the essence. If you snooze you lose…   A fair number...

RISE DJ Interview – PK Venkes
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RISE DJ Interview – PK Venkes

Tell us more about why you chose your DJ name. The name PK Venkes originates from the fact that I am a Pastor’s Kid (that’s what PK stands for) and Venkes is a nickname I was given as a child and it has grown with me. What genre/s do you play? I play house and...

Reflections from our Business mentor
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Reflections from our Business mentor

RISE has been one of my most treasured experiences so far. I came in as a Tutor/Mentor but ended up learning so much in the process. From the theoretical side, the course content provides such practical and much needed skills that conventional schooling does not offer. I personally developed more skills relating to business and...

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The DJ versus the DJ / Producer

Behind every great track there is a great producer. Producers used to take on a largely background roll unless called up for a Grammy for their work. Times have changed and now every self-respecting DJ is also a producer. While some might take on the more traditional role of producing tracks for artists, the more...

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Business Ideas

We’ve had some incredible classes at RISE but one of my personal favorites has been a class on how to come up with new business ideas. We discovered some amazing things! If you’ve famous or have a well-known brand, you have to take a completely different approach to making your new business idea work, than...

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?
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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? But I...

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Do we waste too much time on our phones?

A common complaint is that the younger you are – the more time you spend attached to your phone. I read articles all the time which warn me against the perils of the youth losing their social skills, becoming detached from reality, and developing square pupils. Our RISE students are definitely guilty of this phone...

How To Choose A Dance Studio
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How To Choose A Dance Studio

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Dance Floor Courtesy
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Dance Floor Courtesy

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