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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 and having trained at the Johnny Young Talent School and V.I.P Dance Studio in Adelaide, his dance repertoire consists of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Freestyling, Ballroom and Latin (his passion) and he has experience teaching adults, couples, children, the elderly and proven success with both disability and rehabilitation students.

Paul has been teaching dance for over 25 years and his students consistently receive a high mark for their dance examinations, he's also a reputable specialist with wedding couples and within the bridal industry.

Paul has worked for many dance studio's both in Australia and internationally and established his own school in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. In 2009 “You Can Dance Studio” expanded and moved into a studio warehouse located in the outskirts of Melbourne's CBD in an under-developed urban area, later to become known as “South Wharf”.

Paul trained internationally at the Broadway Dance Centre NYC, Pineapple Dance Studios in the U.K, world renowned Semley Dance School in London and Euro Dance Centre in Germany, he has also trained with choreographer Tony Meredith of "So You Think You Can Dance"- the U.S series.

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

Since 2015 Paul has danced and competed internationally, trained other candidates for their associate exams and also 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 also holds a Diploma in Business Management and prior to establishing “You Can Dance Studio” he also had a very 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) U.K

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

Accredited Member A.D.S (Australian Dancing Society)

Adjudicator B.D.C (British Dance Council) U.K

 

 

Alex Kadamani

Studio Manager

Alex is a professional actor/dancer and graduate of NMIT with a Diploma of the Arts.

Trained in Ballroom, Latin American and Street Latin through the Australian Dancing Socitey, and a previous student of You Can Dance... In 2007 we quickly snapped him up and trained him to become an outstanding instructor in his own right! He has a natural teaching ability, and he is patient and easy going, all of which makes his students feel at ease.

Alex has performed in many theatre productions, short films and commercials and also had a feature film role in "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, he has been able to choreograph some fantastic routines over the years and is especially popular with the couples who just want to look "natural" and "not too showy". Alex knows exactly how to make your wedding dance a memorable one!

Alex teaches the beginner class every Thursday night @ 7pm and is also available for private lessons in Ballroom, Latin, Street Latin & Weddings.

 

 

 

Natalie Finn

Instructor

Look out people!

If you're after an instructor that never lets you down with a boring lesson, look no further, Miss Natalie Finn has been teaching dance for over 20 years and takes a humoristic and playful approach to her instruction. With roots in Jazz, Funk, Commercial, Latin, Ballroom and now... Zumba, there isn't much this talented lady cannot do...

With a resume that never seems to end, full of performance credits and floorshows in both Australia and Asia, Natalie is an instructor and dancer who is always in high demand. You may have seen her teaching ballroom dancing or a Zumba class that would put Richard Simmons to shame! Natalie always puts in 110% everytime and never wastes any time getting YOU to achieve YOUR dance goals! Her lessons are guaranteed to leave you passionate about dance, knowledgeable on all things fat free and in stitches from laughing so hard! Natalie always makes you feel at home and knows exactly how to make learning to dance refreshingly... FUN!

Natalie teaches the beginner class every Tuesday night @ 7pm, Zumba Fitness Mondays @ 7pm and Zumba Toning Saturdays @ 10am. She is also available by appointment for private lessons in Ballroom, Latin American, Street Latin & Weddings.

 

 

 

Teresa Germano

Instructor

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

Tersea is a current a member of G.T.E - Global Tribe Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Natty Idrizovic

Instructor

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 prestigeous Mickey Powel 10-Dance Award. Natty enjoys keeping fit is also a highly trained instructor in Reformer Pilates.

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








 

   

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Dean Winter

Admin

Here for any inquiries you may have...

  1. How can I get started?
  2. Which class is best for me?
  3. I need to book in/change my lesson time!
  4. Help... I'm getting married next week and can't dance!!

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