Term 2 sees the return of our Dance Excellence program for students in Year 4 - 6. Coomera Rivers has once again partnered with Footings Dance Studio to deliver a program that extends students' skill in hip-hop dance.
Over the past two weeks, 60 students auditioned for a position on the team by learning a routine and then performing it to dance teachers, Taylor Beer and Dion Bello, Mrs Artz and Footings Dance Studio owner, Kerry Beer. Not only were we looking for coordination and rhythm, but stage presence and personality were also important. From 60, we needed to shortlist to 30, and what a tough decision it was.
We now have our dance troupe and dance classes will run each Thursday afternoon after school for the duration of Term 2 and 3. This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students and we look forward to seeing them perform their routine at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and many other performances.
Classes will be taught by both Taylor and Dion and they're experience is quite impressive. Check out their individual bios.
TAYLOR BEER - Studio Owner and Teacher
Taylor has completed her Cert IV and Diploma in Dance. Taylor has been dancing since the age of 2 years old and is trained in all genres. She has performed in various tribute shows throughout Queensland and has also taught, trained and performed internationally at Disneyland and was a guest performer on a Florida Cruise Ship. Taylor is a highly technical teacher and pushes her students to receive the goals they desire.
DION BELLO - Hip Hop Teacher
Dion has over 10 years experience in dance and Hip Hop and has his Cert IV in dance. For the last 5 years Dion has been teaching and performing around Australia and Internationally training and performing in Los Angeles and New Zealand.