Since BW Dance was formed and commenced operation in 2009, we have grown into the family friendly studio we are today through commitment of staying true to our core values.
With experienced, qualified and nurturing teachers, we take pride in providing a fully inclusive dance experience for all students no matter their genre or skill level by offering classes in a range of levels and styles to suit students from age 2.5 years to adults.
BW Dance specialise in age appropriate dance training and safe dance routines by using correct technique, with a strong focus on R.A.D Ballet which teaches the foundation skills for dancers to excel at their chosen style.
Class styles include Classical Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance syllabus), Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Tap.
We also offer specialised pre-school ballet and jazz classes for boys and girls for ages 2.5 to 5 years to give little ones an enjoyable start to their dance journey. Parents are most welcome to attend these classes with their young dancers.
Dancers can choose to participate in just one or two classes each week or can take advantage of our weekly ‘Inclusive Fee’ that allows students to attend unlimited classes throughout the week.
Various performance opportunities are on offer to BW Dance students throughout the year and all students are given the chance to perform in the annual end of year BW Dance concert.
Students also have the opportunity to perform in dance eisteddfods and to take part in R.A.D Ballet exams, these are of particular interest to students who are keen to pursue dance at a professional level.
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We look forward to dancing with you!
Cassandra Hughes RAD CBTS
Miss Cassie commenced her dance journey at the age of 3 and has completed training in all styles of dance, she was taught by Kim Walton at The Kim Walton Academy of Dance and by Kahlia Mehmet at Premiere Studios.
Over the years, Cassie attended dance intensive summer schools held by the renowned Halliday sisters and Marie Walton Mahon, she participated in the Central Coast Dance Festival and successfully auditioned for YIPA (Youth In Performing Arts) in the fields of Dance and Drama.
Miss Cassie has won many championships throughout NSW and has been awarded scholarships for Dance and Speech and Drama. She has been involved with various performances including the 2000 Sydney Olympics performance welcoming the torch to the Central Coast, Carols by Candlelight and Showcase National Championships.
At the age of 18, Miss Cassie opened BW Dance whilst completing her double science degree in Exercise and Sports Science and Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Sydney. During this time Miss Cassie also completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with Royal Academy of Dance.
Miss Cassie’s teaching and choreography has provided her students with outstanding achievements and opportunities, with many of her student’s receiving multiple awards and completing successful auditions for Dance companies and Musical Theatre productions.
BW Dance Ballet students have maintained excellent RAD Ballet exam results with an outstanding 100% pass rate in all exams.
To keep furthering her own skills and development, Miss Cassie continues to attend courses in Dance including Continuing Practice run by Lisa Howell, the Royal Academy of Dance,Progessing Ballet technique, The Australian Ballet and The British Ballet Association.
Miss Cassie is passionate about teaching and helping students develop confidence, coordination and providing a safe environment for students to explore their own inner expression through dance.
Miss Amanda has trained in all styles of dance, with a particular love and passion for Ballet.
After suffering a severe knee injury at the age of 15, Amanda was forced to give up her dream of becoming a professional dancer. She decided to utilise her skills and share her love for dance through teaching.
During her 20’s, Miss Amanda performed in many Cabarets and was a cheerleader for the Newcastle Rugby League team. Amanda has extensive hands on teaching experience, which she gained through years of hard work and commitment.
To continue to enhance her dance knowledge and to ensure BW Dance students are given the opportunity to dance in a safe dance environment, Miss Amanda attends courses run by Lisa Howell, The Royal Academy of Dance, The Australian Ballet and The British Ballet Association.
Miss Amanda thoroughly enjoys sharing her love and passion of dance with the next generation of inspiring dancers.
Mr Ethan commenced his dance journey with Miss Cassie at BWDance at the age of 9, over the years he has excelled in all styles of dance and has won many scholarships and championships in NSW eisteddfods as well as receiving multiple awards from Lisarow high school in the field of creative and performing arts.
Ethan has also enjoyed performing as a featured dancer in musicals performed by the Wyong Musical Theatre Company, advertisements for ‘Ballet Brothers’ and has also acted as assistant choreographer for Addams Family the musical, Mr Ethan has a particular flair for choreography with routines qualifying for performance in the Central Coast Dance Festival
Mr Ethan is an inspiration for our younger students and is now completing a degree in secondary school teaching at the University of Newcastle, he is currently teaching the ‘Dance Academy’ program at Lisarow High School and is very excited to be teaching our intermediate classes at Point Clare on Tuesdays in the styles of jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, contemporary and hip hop.
Mr Ethan is truly a nurturing and encouraging teacher who takes a genuine interest in each individual student to ensure they become the best they can be whether they wish to dance for fun or aim to dance professionally.
Mr Ethan continues to further his own skills and development as a teacher and will be attending upcoming courses in dance run by Lisa Howell, the Royal Academy of Dance, The Australian ballet and The British Ballet Association.
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