The Teresa Johnson Ballet School, established in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in 2000, aims to pass on the love of dance to young children and inspire them to express themselves through the wonderful art form of ballet, as well as the dance styles of jazz and contemporary.
“The Ultimate Dance Challenge”. One of Sydney’s leading dance competitions, encouraging dancers to achieve their highest potential in a fun and positive environment.
Now in our 9th year!
2015 will bring us a new era of competitive dancing introducing “The Ultimate Dance Final “ and bringing back the “The Ultimate Ballet Scholarship” & easy to access on line entries.
TUDC would like to inform and announce that the 2015 Challenge will be held in 3 exciting venues, from the North West to North Sydney with the final in dance groups being held at Mounties.
Competing at TUDC is all about opportunities. From cash winnings to special awards, the priceless critiques offered by our highly respected panel of judges, and the chance to perform with some of the most talented dancers in Australia. The emphasis isn’t on winning but personal gain. TUDC encourages the dancers to meet dancers from other studios. Some remain friends for a lifetime – it’s about camaraderie!. A great opportunity is “The Ultimate Dance Challenge” Event. Open to all solo dancers and troupe dances at all levels. Dancers come year after year to experience the process and the learning experience it has become over the years. In the early days, we were one of only a few competitions; today we are one of many. High standards have kept us on top for many years. The quality and friendly service as well as a focus on dance education are what we are all about and those traits we look forward to continuing in the future.
TUDC believes every dancer should experience the excitement and importance of their personal achievement and contribution.
The most important thing that participants will walk away with by attending TUDC is a feeling that their hard work and dedication towards something they love as much as dance is very appreciated and enjoyed. At our events awards are given in a way that makes everyone feel proud of what they have accomplished regardless of the score.
The Ultimate Dance Challenge will kick off 2015 on the 29th June with solos/duos and trios. Followed by an amazing line up of dates at our exciting venues!
Top Jazz Ballet is a highly regarded Western Australian Dance studio specialising in Jazz, Acrobatics, Baby Bop, Tap, Contortion ,Vocal , Lyrical and Ballet ,Hip Hop & Contemporary. Top Jazz Ballet Bunbury is our largest of the branches we also have , Gelorup Dance Studio & Australind Dance Studio. With the friendliest of atmospheres, it is a disciplined and competitive dance school. With classes that cater for beginner dancers to advanced dancers, those that want to come just for fun or to the aspiring professionals. We have a dance school location where your child will get the best dance classes in the south west – This is the place that does it all. It really is DANCE AT ITS BEST. If you are looking to start your child in dance. You will need to find a suitable school. Top Jazz provides a friendly, fun atmosphere in every class. You can decide to dance with no pressure and dance 1 day per week, or dance competitively in our disciplined competition classes where you will see your kids blossom with results, make wonderful friends, create memories that last a life time. Best of all you kids will LOVE every minute of it.
The Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) is a fully air-conditioned complex that endeavours to provide a safe, educational and recreational environment for all ages. In a friendly encouraging atmosphere, with well supervised classes taught by highly qualified teachers, students will find the balance between technique and enjoyment in all forms of dance movement and singing.
It is the mission of the Academy to provide the student with healthier co-ordination abilities, self-discipline, self-confidence and increased opportunities to perform before audiences, while continually developing the artistic side of their personality.
DT: How much input are teachers able to have in the tours? Petrina Heinonen: TP World Tours tailor dance tours to the studio’s requirements starting with our suggested itinerary and tweaking the inclusions based on the studio requests and budget. We have studios that love to perform at every possible venue and we also have studios that prefer to expand on their skills and only participate in workshops at local studios. TP World Dance Tour Destinations are also expanding – If your destination is not listed we can customise the itinerary for your studio. We are able to book any destination to suit any studio needs with Indonesia & the Scottish Highlands new to our list. All airlines are quoted so we can offer affordable prices and have our Price Beat Guarantee as part of our commitment to always offer the best possible price for your studio dance tour. If you find a comparable dance tour package at a cheaper price, we’ll beat it.
DT: Are you able to provide an example itinerary? Karen Coates:We have a variety of trips available, below are two of our most sort after itineraries to the USA.
Day 1 Australia – Disneyworld, Florida
Day 2 Free Day
Day 3 Disney Workshops
Day 4 Character Breakfast Free Day Disneyworld
Day 5 Performance Disney Springs
Day 6 Tour NASA, Everglades Airboat
Day 7 Performance Universal Studio, Free Time
Day 8 Orlando – New York
Day 9 Choice of workshops – Rockettes, Broadway Dance, New York Film Academy, iTheatrics plus many others
Day 10 Free Day, Night Broadway Show
Day 11 Backstage Tour Broadway Musical, Free Time
Day 12 Compete in a US Dance competition just like on TV
Day 13 Ice skating Central Park or Horse and Carriage ride, Broadway Musical
Day 14 Depart New York
Day 1 Australia – Los Angeles
Day 2 Tour LA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica
Day 3 Performance Universal Studios, Free Time
Day 4 Choice of workshops – Abby Lee, Millennium, Edge plus many more
Day 5 Disneyland performance – California Adventure Park, Free Time
Day 6 Character Breakfast, Disney workshop, Free Time
Day 7 Los Angeles – San Diego
Day 8 Performance – Sea World San Diego
Day 9 Performance – USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
Day 10 Free Day
Day 11 San Diego – Australia
At Triple S Dance Boutique, our mission is to help you and your children enjoy your dance experience by keeping prices low and offering outstanding customer service in our family run stores. We opened our first store in Moorooka in July 2010 and our second store in Albion in October 2011, taking over the former dance empire of Discount Dance Supplies (DDS). Our in-house dressmaker and designer Maria Pollicina has been in the industry for some 15 years, and along with her daughter Gabriela has built the company to what it is today.
We stock a wide range of Dance, giftware and fashion accessories, check out our Products page for an idea of our range!
If you can’t see what you are after on our website please do not hestate to Contact Us, if we don’t already have what you need we wil do our very best to source it for you.
Turning Point Dance is proud to have built a reputation in ballet and dance throughout Adelaide from small beginnings in Salisbury in 1996. Specialising in classical ballet and offering students a wide range of tuition in other styles, our school consistently stands up as a strong, smart choice in quality dance education.
With an emphasis on the physical and emotional health of the dancer, each student is encouraged to strive for their personal best and is offered every opportunity to achieve this.
Our school is very proud of the calibre of staff we attract. They are dedicated professionals drawn from a variety of International experiences with one goal in common; to guide students in experiencing the joy of dance. We are fortunate to utilise their combined experience and sound ethics to achieve outstanding results.
Whether you seek high quality tuition with career options or simply an outlet for fun and extra confidence for your child, Turning Point Dance is a school of integrity and standing. A great choice in dance education.
Our rich and diverse group of interdisciplinary programs enables students to make exciting links across areas of specialisation, and to engage in theoretical, practical, and creative approaches to academic study.
This includes the opportunity to undertake creative and practice-based research at Masters and Doctoral level.
Our academic staff, all with international profiles, are leaders in their fields and the School is top-ranked nationally not only in the Performing Arts and Creative Writing, but also Film, Television and Digital Media.
Every semester, SAM supports a wide range of activities including live theatre and dance performances, concerts, research seminars, media events and installations, film screenings, and frequent visits from illustrious scholars and artists.
We hope you find the experience inspiring, challenging and rewarding.
Valerie Smith was born in England and commenced dancing at the age of 5 years in a hall in North London – tap,acrobatics and elocution was her introduction to the theatre world.
At 9 years of age Valerie was accepted into the first and now famous Performing Arts School in Piccadilly Circusnin the heart of Londons West End – Italia Conti Stage Show. Initially as a part time student from 9 years and then as a full time student from 12-16 years.
During this period many film, radio, theatre and television performances were part of her education – she was well known as a child actress.
The Following 7 years were spent touring the British Isles in musicals, pantomines and summer seasons using all the skills needed to be a -TRIPLE THREAT!- to act, sing and dance. In 1965 during a 6 month visit to Australia, Valerie worked on a cruise ship and then appearing on Channel 7’s daily television show “Time for Terry” with Olivia Newton-John and Ian Turpy.
Back in England the film of “Oh What A Lovely War” and 6 London West End Musicals were added to her resume. Finishing with “Fidler on the Roof” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket she met her husband Duncan Dunn
In 1969 Valerie returned to Sydney with Duncan and she began work on a weekly television variety production “Tommy Leonitti Show” for Channel 7 and Channel 9 “Sound of Music”. The following years were filled with Cabaret, Revue, Musicals, working with Humphrey B Bear and much more.
Sadly Duncan passed away in 19977 leaving children Lucinda and Cameron.
Teaching commenced in the late 70’s in Glenrose shopping Centre, then Davidson Scout Hall in 1991 and back to Glenrose in 1996. In 2007 made the final move to Aquatic Drive in the fabulous studios that the Valerie Smith Stage School is now located.
A wonderful career – which certainly is not over yet!
ESTABLISHED IN 1960, THE VICTORIAN BALLET SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN A BLUESTONE CHURCH HALL IN THE SURROUNDS OF THE STUNNING ST MARKS ANGLICAN CHURCH IN THE HEART OF FITZROY, MELBOURNE.
With a respect for classical dance traditions, our students are helped to become the best dancers that they can be in a progressive, dynamic and friendly environment, with tuition that is best suited to their individual needs and learning objectives.