The Inner West School of Dance opened in 2004. It was established to provide a dancing school where the focus is on enjoying dance and learning new skills without the pressure of exams, eisteddfods, competitions or large performances.
The Inner West School of Dance provides relaxed and friendly classes where children aged 2 – 16 yrs can learn Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Creative dance. We have studios in Leichhardt, Marrickville and Haberfield. We employ qualified and talented teachers to maintain a high standard of dance technique and discipline in our students. It is an opportunity for children to learn to dance in a non-competitive environment, increase their musicality and boost their self-esteem while having fun and making friends.
Miss Paige – Director/Principal
Paige has been teaching dance for over 20 years and opened the Inner West School Of Dance as the Director and Principal Teacher in 2003. Paige began dancing at age 3 in Jazz, Tap and Ballet and went on to complete all her C.S.T.D and R.A.D dance examinations and win a state award for her results. Paige is a member of The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) & (C.S.T.D) and has graduated university with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Dance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (W.A.A.P.A). There Paige expanded her studies to contemporary and choreography and has worked extensively as a professional dancer and choreographer in both Perth and Sydney in various professional stage shows & musicals.
Laura began dancing at the age of 5 and started competing in dance competitions around the state at the age of 7. She was a student Dance Teacher for “Francesca Louise Academy of Dance” for the last 3 years of her training at the school. In 2005 Laura received 100% in the practical component of her HSC for dance and went on to complete her certificate IV in Performing Arts/ Musical Theatre at ED5 International. Laura has performed in numerous venues throughout Sydney and was also given the opportunity to train and perform in New York City for one month on a Broadway scholarship in 2009. Laura has been teaching dance for 8 years and a teacher at “Inner West School of Dance” since June 2009.
Chanelle has recently returned to Sydney after her third contract touring the world on a luxurious 6 star Cruise Ship, where she worked as a professional dancer. Chanelle has been involved in the industry for the past 7 years, previously as a member of ‘Dargie Entertainment’ Production Company. She has performed at events in and around the state, working amongst the likes of Kelly Rowland & performing at Events such as Sydney Festival and Short + Sweet Dance. As well as her extensive Dance experience, Chanelle is also an aspiring Actor, having just finished working on ‘Akio!’ at Hayes Theatre. Furthermore, Chanelle worked on a Feature Film (‘Goodnight Gloria’) during her time living and working in London. Alongside her professional credits, Chanelle has taught Dance, Drama & Musical Theatre for the past 8 years at multiple studios around Sydney. Chanelle is very excited to be teaching at Inner West School of Dance.
Abbey has been performing since the age of 5, studying dance at first and then adding, singing, acting and guitar to her pursuits. She moved to Sydney in 2013 to study and has since graduated with a diploma in performing arts from ED5 International. Using her skills in many styles of dance and facets of performing arts, she is currently attending auditions and furthering her training in order to embark on a professional career. Abbey has been working with kids since she was one herself and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge in a fun and creative way. Her performance credits include numerous corporate shows from kids Entertainment to Cabaret, to Michael jackson’s thriller, the Sydney Premier’s Concert, Wayne Scott Kermond’s ‘Candyman’, the Paramatta Eels Sweet P’s, and Twins- 3650 Music Video.