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Dance Styles: Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Hip Hop, Zumba, Weddings, and more...
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us the teachers



We love to teach.

We are professional.

We are internationally trained and qualified.

We specialise in what we love.

We are patient.

We want to share with you what we love.

We can count past the number 8 if required.

We don't yawn and neither will you.

We want to inspire you.

We laugh with you and at you, you can laugh at us too!

We love meeting new people.

We want to meet YOU

 

It's our priority is to make you feel good about learning to dance.


We facilitate this in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment.


Our instructors are carefully selected based on personality but most importantly, teaching ability.


We have had the same teaching staff since 2007

 

 


Paul Daniel Fennell

Director

Paul has been dancing since the age of 5. As a child he studied at the Johnny Young Talent School and V.I.P Dance Studio in Adelaide, and his dance repertoire consists of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Ballroom, Latin and all forms of partner dancing (his passion).

Paul trained internationally for several years at Broadway Dance Centre NYC, Pineapple Dance Studios in the U.K, Semley Dance School in London and Euro Dance Centre in Germany.

Paul's professional credits include, “Wizard of Oz”, “Boy From Oz”, “The Book Place”, “The Footy Show”, Sydney 2000 Olympics, and he also performed in a supporting act for the Hilltop Hoods & Human Nature Australian Tour and freestyle dancer with countless other nightclub performances and promotional credits. Paul has also worked with Hugh Jackman and Gary Sweet on two major Australian feature films.

Paul has extensive experience teaching adults, couples, children, the elderly and proven success with disability and rehabilitation students and has been teaching dance for over 25 years, his students consistently receive a high marks for their dance examinations, he's also a reputable specialist with wedding couples and within the bridal industry.

Paul worked with many dance studio's both in Australia and internationally prior to establishing his own school in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.

Paul has danced and competed internationally, trained other candidates for their professional exams and participated in the Pierre Professional Trophy and Phillis Haylor Scholarship at the I.S.T.D Congress in Worthing, U.K

In addition to his professional dance qualifications, Paul holds a Diploma in Business Management and prior to establishing “You Can Dance Studio” also had a successful career in nightclub management and as a DJ.

Paul is an internationally accredited and qualified dancer, instructor and adjudicator.

Fellow I.S.T.D Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing

Fellow I.D.T.A International Dance Teachers Association

Accredited Member A.D.S Australian Dancing Society

Adjudicator B.D.C British Dance Council

Adjudicator Dancesport Australia

Coaching and Officiating Australian Institute of Sport

Advanced Officiating N.S.W Office of Sport

Lecturer & Tutor (Bachelor of Fine Arts) University of Melbourne

 

 

Alex Kadamani

Dance Instructor

Diploma of Arts

Alex is a professional actor & dancer, previously trained in Ballroom, Latin American & Street Latin.

In 2011, Alex became a trainee dance instructor and later trained to become qualified.

Alex has a natural teaching ability, is patient and easy going, and makes his students feel at ease.

Performance credits include many small theatre productions, short films, commercials and feature film role in Australian movie "Six Lovers" (2012).

For all the wedding couples out there, Alex is the instructor to book with for that special first dance.

Using his acting abilities and technical knowledge, Alex knows exactly how to make your wedding dance a memorable one!


Alex is available for private lessons in Ballroom, Latin, Street Latin & Weddings.

 

 

 

Natalie Finn

Dance Instructor

Community Coaching & Principles - Australian Institute of Sport

Advanced Certificate in Theatre Technology (Stage Management)

Advanced Certificate in Acting for Film & Television

Certificate III in Dance (Commercial Dance & Musical Theatre)

Look out people!

Miss Natalie Finn has been teaching dance for over 20 years, with roots in Jazz, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Ballroom, Latin and Zumba, there isn't much this talented lady cannot do!

With a resume that never seems to end, full of performance credits and floorshows throughout Australia and Asia, Natalie is always in high demand. Travelling to the U.S.A in 2009, Natalie was also one of the first few people to become a qualified Zumba instructor in Australia.

Natalie puts 110% everytime and never wastes any time getting YOU to achieve YOUR dance goals, lessons are guaranteed to leave you passionate about dance and full of laughs.

Natalie will make you feel at home, and knows exactly how to make learning to dance refreshingly... FUN

Natalie teaches Zumba Mondays @ 7pm / Zumba Toning Saturdays @ 10am

Available by appointment for private lessons in Ballroom, Latin American, Street Latin & Weddings.

 

 

 

Teresa Germano

Dance Instructor

Artistic Director at G.T.E - Global Tribe Entertainment.

C.S.T.D Advanced Tap

R.A.D Advanced Ballet Grade 8

Diploma of Remedial & Sport Massage

Teresa has been dancing since the age of 3. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary, she has been a student of the CSTD and RAD syllabus.

Teresa was a dancer for the ABC network, backup for J-Wess and also briefly featured in the 2011 hit Australian comedy series "Angry Boys" as back-up dancer for character "Smouse".

Teresa was the choreographer at the Dragon Fly Resturant in Melbourne for many years, the founder and artistic director of all girl hip hop crew "Allure", former teacher at the Melbourne Music Academy, original member of Dance 2XS Australia and previous member of brazillian carnaval performance group "The Sambasitas" crowned Australian Latin Champions in 2017.

 

 

 

 

Natalie Idrizovic

Student Teacher

Director of Studio Alia - Studio Alia

Certifcate IV Business Administration

Certificate IV Pilates

Natty has been dancing since a very young age, and as a student she completed all her medals in Ballroom & Latin American through the Australian Dancing Society, including, the very prestigious Mickey Powel 10-Dance Award.

Natty enjoys keeping fit and is also a highly trained instructor in Reformer Pilates.

Natty is available (by appointment) for private lessons in Ballroom & Latin American.








 

   

Lauren Ritchie