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Miss Sarah

How long have you been involved in dance?
I have been involved in dance for 25 years! Starting at the age of 5 I took every dance class that came my way. Growing up performing was my favourite thing to do! I knew from a very young age that one day I wanted to provide a place for kids to dance; not just a typical dance studio, but a special and unique studio where the core value would be about having fun and challenging kids to do their best and believed that teaching dance with this approach would create self-confidence and skills that would last a lifetime. In 2012 I founded and created exactly that, Just Dance It Newcastle, and I am so proud to say that we are now entering our 9th year!

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
This is a hard question, I love every style! If I had to choose just one it would probably have to be Cheerleading. I do have a little soft spot for it after being apart of the Newcastle Knights Cheerleading Squad… And Jazz. A mix of both really!

Why do you love to teach dance?
I love forever creating a positive environment and inspiring students to be themselves! I love being able to be a positive role model and encouraging each student that if they have the passion they can be amazing! I love being able to watch student’s self-confidence grow, see them make life long friendships and just watching my students improve and perform brings me so much joy! I honestly want to teach dance forever!

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Miss Ebony

How long have you been involved in dance?
I began my dance and cheer journey at the age of 3, training in all styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical, Acrobatics, Tumbling and Cheerleading for the past 16 years.

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
My favourite style to teach would be Cheerleading or Contemporary/Lyrical. 

What Qualifications do you hold?                                                                                                                       I have recently completed my HSC, I am currently studying my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and I have my Cheer Coach Level 1 Credentials. 

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Miss Emma

How long have you been involved in dance?
I’ve been dancing since 2004 and haven’t stopped since then. I still remember my first class, stomping around the room in tap shoes thinking I was amazing because my feet were so loud. 

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
My favourite styles to teach would have to be tap and Hip Hop… I can’t pick just one!

Why do you love to teach dance?
I love teaching because I love to see how the students progress and improve throughout the year. I love having the ability to create an environment where they can feel comfortable in expressing themselves, being creative and having fun. I love being able to share an interest and passion with the students, helping them build self-confidence and watching them develop friendships and skills that will last a lifetime.

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Miss Tarni

How long have you been involved in dance?                                                                                                     I have been dancing since I was 4, so I have now been dancing for 19 years.

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
I love teaching Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop! 

Why do you love to teach dance?
I love teaching dance because I love watching my Students grow and gain confidence all whilst having fun!

What qualifications do you hold?                                                                                                                       I have a certification as a Teacher and Member of Pullar’s Unique Technique, the tap syllabus we currently offer at Just Dance It!

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Mr Connor

How long have you been involved in dance?
I have been in the dance world for 16 years now and have loved every minute of it.  

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
I find that all styles of dance are fun to teach, especially when it comes to the end of year concert. I have more experience teaching Tap but contemporary can certainly bring something out in people, so it’s a mixed bag for me.

Why do you love to teach dance?
I love being influential in the lives of young people. Through dance, you learn to have correct posture, team work, independence and manners. So If my students don’t go and pursue a life of dance, at least I know that I have taught them skills that they can carry on with them for the rest of their lives.

What qualifications do you hold?
I hold a Diploma for the Les Griffith Tap Dance Academy Syllabus.

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Miss Emma L

How long have you been involved in dance?
I started dancing when i was 6 with Physical Culture and moved into dance when i turned 9. I have trained in a range of styles such as Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Ballet.

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
My favourite style to teach is Contemporary/Lyrical. I love the way each Student can tell their own story through movement with this style. It is also a great way to express your emotion.

Why do you love to teach dance?
The main reason I like to teach dance is seeing my students achieve goals that they set and learning new skills. The self confidence that you gain from this is so valuable. I love seeing my students be able to create new movement and give it their own style. I also think dance is a great way to build new friendships and that’s why I love to be able to help in allowing students to build those relationships that can last a life time. 

What qualifications do you hold?                                                                                                                      I have completed my HSC in Dance, achieving high marks and a callback for outstanding performances in HSC dance. I am also in my final year of University completing my Bachelor of Speech Pathology Degree.  

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Miss Elissa

How long have you been involved in dance?                                                                                                     I started dancing in 2003 at the age of 5 and have danced ever since!

What is your favourite style of dance to teach?
My favourite style of dance to teach is Contemporary!

Why do you love to teach dance?
I love teaching because it doesn’t feel like it’s a job; I’ve built such a strong relationship and friendship with all the students and am overwhelmed with happiness each week I see them come into class and enjoy themselves, and I am always filled with so much pride every year at our annual concerts. The respect and love I feel from each student is why I continue to teach each year.

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Miss Courtney

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Miss Elisha

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Miss Sav

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Our Student Teachers

Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It
Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It
Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It
Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It
Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It
Meet Our Dance Instructors - Just Dance It