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geoff freeman dance instructor

Geoff Freeman / Instructor / Dance Director / Studio Manager

Geoff first started teaching dance as a trainee instructor in 1979 after applying for a position that advertised “no previous experience necessary”. He was immediately struck by how much fun it was and after a gruelling six week training program he was selected for employment.

Geoff later travelled to Adelaide to continue his teaching before opening his first studio in 1989 and then went on to co found Dancecorp Dance Studios in 1992 out of a desire to create a professional organisation that is truly committed to the highest standards of teaching, professionalism and student satisfaction.

Over the next fourteen years Geoff opened additional Dancecorp Dance Studios in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney and his responsibilities as both Managing Director and National Dance Director of Dancecorp Dance Studios meant that he was constantly travelling. In spite of this Geoff continued to teach on a full time basis and to participate in the many events conducted by Dancecorp Dance Studios.

Geoff finally returned to Brisbane to live permanently in 2003 and in 2005 he took over the ownership of Dancecorp Brisbane so as to focus his efforts on his staff and students here in Brisbane. In addition to being the manager of the Brisbane studio Geoff is also a full time instructor and the Studio Dance Director.

“Teaching dance is an absolute blast, every day is different and you actually get to constantly challenge yourself, work with great people, have fun and meet lots of fantastic people who share your passion along the way. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

 

 

wendy harding dance instructor

Wendy Harding / Instructor / Course Coordinator

Wendy started ballet at an early age adding tap and jazz to her repertoire in her final years of high school. She began working for Dancecorp Canberra as a trainee instructor in 1996 and her fun and friendly teaching style was a big hit with all of the students.

Always looking for new challenges Wendy accepted a transfer to the Dancecorp Sydney in 1997 and within a short time was appointed Studio Supervisor. Once again Wendy’s love of dance and her enthusiasm for teaching were an inspiration to her students.

Since her relocation to Brisbane Wendy has enjoyed continued success as an instructor, choreographer and performer all of which makes her one of our most experienced staff. Wendy also teaches our Booty Barre and Pilates Mat Classes after having gained her qualifications as an instructor in both Barre and Pilates.

In her role as Course Coordinator Wendy also advises newer students on the programs and services that Dancecorp Brisbane has to offer and assists them in deciding which programs and courses would suit them best.

“Instructing someone to dance is not just a meet and teach. Not only an opportunity to help someone realize their ability to dance, but to open their world to new experiences, new people and sometimes a whole new person.”

 

 

Reena Rose Dance Instructor

Reena Rose / Instructor

Reena started learning Jazz at a young age and was introduced to American Style Social Dancing in Melbourne. Such was her enjoyment with this style that she quickly advanced to teaching full time in Mebourne for four years before moving to Brisbane.

Since starting with Dancecorp Reena has continued to develop her knowledge of the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, West Coast and East Coast Swing, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Mambo, Bachata, and Argentine Tango through the Dancecorp Instructor Training Program.

Whilst Reena is an avid swing dancer in a variety of styles she is a natural talent and excels in all of the styles she has studied. Her greatest enjoyment though comes from a genuine love of teaching and she really enjoys watching students, with two left feet, grow in confidence and eventually take to the dance floor, with as much joy as she does.

 

 

Rebecca Butt Dance Instructor

Renekah Butt / Instructor

Rebekah started dancing in 2008 and she has been absolutely passionate about it ever since! Prior to teaching at Dancecorp her background was in teaching and performing the Latin and Brazilian Styles Samba no Pe & Gafieira, Salsa, Zouk, Foro, Bolero, Bachata, Merengue, Axe, Afro Brazilian, Samba Pagode and Zumba. She also has experience in Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Bollywood & Flamenco.

Through her training at Dancecorp Rebekah is now also qualified to teach American Style Social Dance and has added to her list of achievements the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Argentine Tango and both East & West Coast Swing.

Rebekah is both a talented dancer and an experienced instructor with a passion for dance and a genuine desire to share that passion with her students.

 

 

Larry Schoenberg Dance Instructor

Larry Schoengerg / Instructor

Larry has a passion for dance and teaching that is positively contagious! He has been dancing since a very young age but started learning the Salsa, Zouk, Bchata and Cha Cha in his late teens and absolutely loved these styles.

Through his training at Dancecorp Larry is now also qualified to teach American Style Social Dance and has added the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, Argentine Tango and both East & West Coast Swing to his list of accomplishments.

Through his various teaching positions Larry has always received very positive feedback about his teaching personality, and his attention to detail and technique.

 

 

Sally McConville Dance Instructor

Sally McConville / Instructor

For such a young dancer Sally has an impressive list of dance styles that she has mastered including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Bachata, and Argentine Tango.

Through her training at Dancecorp Sally is now qualified to teach American Style Social Dance and as well as continuing to develop her knowledge in these dance styles she has also added the Mambo and both East and West Coast Swing to her already impressive dance portfolio.

Sally is an excellent instructor and demonstrates patience, persistence and professionalism well beyond her years on all of her lessons. She has a genuine love of dance and a real flair for teaching which is a pleasure to watch.

 

 

Veronica Giacchi Dance Instructor

Veronica Giacchi / Instructor