Dance classes at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio are of a recreational nature. We pride ourselves on offering top quality Dance instruction and education without the stress and pressure of examinations or competitions. Classes are aimed for the beginner student or for those older students who have dabbled in dance in their younger years and would love to return to the studio in a safe and nurturing environment.
We aim to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere, nurturing each student’s individuality to build their confidence, love and appreciation for Dance. We focus on the fundamentals of Dance in a fun and exciting way, encouraging imagination and offering the opportunity for self-expression.
Classes contain an educational element on top of the practical skills taught and students will engage in activities to foster their creative expression, problem solving, risk taking and higher-order thinking skills all while having a great time.
Alanna studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Speech & Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre and developed a passion for teaching at a young age. She has taught in both Private Studio’s and School settings in Queensland and Victoria for the past 15 years. Alanna has a Bachelor of Musical Theatre (Central Queensland University – Conservatorium of Music), Performers Certificate and A.T.C.L. in Musical Theatre (Trinity College of London) and a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (University of Southern Queensland). Alanna is an affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing and is a registered provider of the Imagine Program. Alanna previously taught the Certificate III in Community Dance Course through Melbourne Polytechnic through the Cultural Infusion Studios in Collingwood. Alanna currently works as a presenter for Hey Dee Ho running Music, Funkey Yoga and Activ8 sessions for little ones in various childcare centre’s across Bayside.
Alanna’s true passion is choreography for the stage and has choreographed many musicals over the years. Alanna has been the resident choreographer for the Hart Theatre Company and received Commendation Awards from the Victorian Musical Theatre Guild for her work on Sweet Charity (2013) and The Wizard of Oz (2014). Alanna is a VIT registered teacher and holds a current senior first aid certificate.
Alanna is thrilled to have taken on the babyballet® franchise this year and can’t wait to bring the joy of babyballet® to lots of little ones in Hampton. Alanna is excited to share her love and knowledge for Dance and Theatre with the Bayside community.