At AMDC, we teach the children so much more than just dance - they develop qualities that they can take into all areas of their life such as commitment and dedication and will form friendships that will last a lifetime. With AMDC, it is my dream to develop high quality technique and performance skills, alongside a fun and social environment. With regular studio social events like our Mid-Year Soiree, Movie Night, Team Trip and Disco Bingo Nights, AMDC is a community that everyone can be a part of.
Miss April is the proud owner of AMDC and comes with nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Growing up in Sydney and training at the Hilda Easton School of Dance, April was a fierce competition competitor winning many titles and championships in all styles of dance. She has completed all dance exams with Honours in tap, ballet and jazz through Ballet Australasia Limited.
April has been fortunate enough to perform in professional shows both in Australia and internationally in theatrical styles as well as ballroom and latin. April and her partner were ranked 2nd in Australia for Open Ballroom and won titles such as the VIC Open, NSW Open, QLD Open, Crown International and East Coast Classic Championships. In the UK, they won the Open Essex, Open Middlesex and South of England titles as well as placing 5th in the Asia Pacific Championships in Singapore.
Specialising in tap but being a good ‘all rounder’, Miss April is a sought after adjudicator in the competition scene. She has travelled all over Australia to adjudicate and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with young performers. During the day time, she is also an instructor and State Manager with Happy Feet - a fitness and movement program in childcare centres.
Miss Maxine brings a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of teaching experience to AMDC. She holds an abundance of formal qualifications including Cecchetti Associate, Cert IV in Dance Teaching & Management and Rhythm Works Certification.
Maxine is a much loved teacher, especially by our little ones. She is incredible with this age group and ensures that the classes are engaging, interactive and FUN whilst still teaching correct technique from a young age. Whilst ballet is her specialty, she is passionate about all styles of dance and fitness and enjoys mentoring our assistant teachers
As well as teaching our wonderful students at AMDC, Maxine runs weekly fitness classes, is a cover instructor for Happy Feet Fitness and teaches an amazing program called Busy Feet for children with disabilities. She is a beautiful person inside and out and we are incredibly lucky to have such a nurturing, encouraging teacher at AMDC.
Mia has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She has studied and completed exams in all genres of dance and has achieved Honours in each style. Mia has competed in competitions, performed at concerts and taken part in pantomimes and school productions over a number of years, including singing, acting and dancing parts.
Mia has been teaching dance for 4 years, from ages 4 to 15, both recreational and exam students. She teaches ballet, hip hop, contemporary, tap and specialises in jazz for all ages.
Mia has completed Year 12 VET Dance, and has been employed for several commercial engagements and so has extensive knowledge of the dance industry.
As the youngest member of our team, Mia brings a fresh perspective and current performance experience, and loves engaging children in dance through a combination of high expectations and fun.
Vanessa is a professional dance artist from Melbourne, currently a SCIMM Dance Company Member. Most recently in 2018, Vanessa was a cohort member at Tr.IPP (Transit International Professional Pathway) directed by Israel Aloni. Vanessa trained at Patrick Studios Australia for Elite and Full Time studies (2012-2015), as well as graduating from Transit Dance Pre-Professional Contemporary Pathway in 2016.
Vanessa is enjoying producing her individual style into the dance industry, recognised for her technical precision, creative offers and choreographic works. Alongside Vanessa’s dance practise, she also trained as a national level gymnast for 10 years, competing internationally representing her club, CYC.