Qualified, experience dance teachers in Toowoomba, Oakey and Dalby
Many members of the Academy’s team of tutors and teachers are former students themselves, passing on the passion that was instilled in them.
Operating a range of classes from our studios in Toowoomba, Dalby and Oakey, our instructors see themselves as guides, helping children not just to learn the steps on the dance floor, but to enjoy themselves.
We make a point of treating each student as an individual. With that in mind, we offer a variety of different classes, and different teachers, so that we can help children at all levels and all ages develop their dancing. Every member of our team is trained to give the best opportunities to each of their students.
We are recognised members of the Royal Academy of Dance Australia (RAD) and Australian Teacher Of Dance (ATOD), and offer experienced, professional instruction across all types of dance and levels off ability. In our Dalby studio, we provide exams in RAD ballet and ATOD tap to students at the right level.
Historic Roots: LDI is spreading worldwide (5 continents) but is Australian! Director Beth Bluett, drew from her vast experience of dance training systems – RAD, Royal Ballet School, Vaganova; Rosella Hightower; and as a professional soloist with Rosella Hightower’s Company based in Cannes, France.
The technique: ”I liked the way Rosella trained a dancer from the inside, out. No other training was quite like this”. LDI gives technical benchmarks for each grade so teachers know how to train a young dancer from the core first; then out to the limbs. “Get the core right from a young age, and then bad postural habits are not formed, right muscles are strengthened. It really sets a dancers’ emerging technique free”.
Expression: Each ballet grade culminates in emotive dance that requires the student develop their expressive qualities. These dances depict situational ‘real-life’ events children experience. They imprint functional relationship skills based on a Judeo-Christian worldview. The fun part of class!
Curriculums: Classical Ballet: Pre Primary to Advanced; Pre Dance 1 & 2; Jazz & Contemporary 1-6
LDI Teachers are strong advocates of age appropriate movements, lyrics and costuming in class, concerts and competitions.