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 as a child 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 22 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) a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (University of Southern Queensland), Alixa Flexibility Certification, Progressing Ballet Technique Certification, Acrobatic Arts Certification and AcroDance Preschool by Acrobatic Arts Certification, Fitness Trainer Certification, ChiChi Fit Instructor Certification and is an affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing. Alanna is currently refreshing her skills by studying her Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management through Transit Dance.
Alanna previously taught the Certificate III in Community Dance Course at Melbourne Polytechnic through the Cultural Infusion Studios in Collingwood. Alanna worked as a creative dance educator at the RMIT City Campus Children’s Centre and in Brunswick for the Moreland Community Child Care Centres. Alanna previously taught Dance, Drama, English and Private Speech and Drama at St Leonard’s College and was the choreographer of the Hart Theatre Company winning Guild Awards for her work.
Alanna is a proud licence owner of the babyballet® program and is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge with the children of Hampton and the surrounding suburbs!
Alanna is very lucky to be the first person in Australia to be certified as a ChiChi Fit Instructor and to have launched the ChiChi Fit Program – which is the most amazing Adult Broadway Dance Fitness class!
Alanna is very excited to be nominated in 2 x categories in the 2021 What’s On 4 Kids Awards!
We are thrilled to welcome back Miss Aleisha to the team this year at ATADS. Aleisha teaches our Prep and school aged acro classes, jazz and lyrical classes this year!
My name is Aleisha Norman and I am excited to be teaching at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio again this year. I have been dancing for many years across various styles and developed a passion for teaching in my teens. I have studied a Certificate II in dance and a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management. I am an Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher and have also completed my Cert IV in Pilates!
I have taught acro, lyrical, ballet, jazz, contemporary, pom, hip hop and creative movement at studios and schools across Melbourne for 8 years.
I am looking forward to sharing my love for dance with all of the dancers at ATADS.
We excitedly welcome back Miss Maddy to the team this year! She teaches the Saturday morning babyballet® tinies, movers and groovers!
My name is Maddy Cain and I’m so excited to be part of the team at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio again this year! I started ballet at the age of three and my love for dance has grown so much that I have chosen it as a career! Dance has always been my passion and I’m excited to share my knowledge and skills with the Saturday morning babyballet® classes. As well as being an aspiring performer, my goal is to inspire and motivate future generations. Teaching children brings me such joy! I can’t wait to meet all of the new little babyballet® stars this year. I am delighted to be working with such a unique and incredible program that teaches children correct dance technique in such a fun and nurturing way.
We are over the moon that Miss Sarahbell has joined the team at ATADS this year. Miss Sarahbell will be teaching the hip hop program.
I’m Sarahbell Turvey and I’m new to Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studios this year and I am honoured to be part of the team here. I grew up in a dance school very similar to Alanna’s, run by my mother, and was always involved in helping the students younger than me to find the love for dance I always had. Sharing the freedom and joy found in a nurturing dance school with young people has been my lifelong dream. I studied a Diploma of Musical Theatre at Dance World and Kelly Aykers in 2019 and 2020, this year I’ve started studying Acting at The National Theatre. I’ve taught many styles of dance, including Hip Hop, Acro and Musical Theatre, and I’ve taught at a few different Schools starting out at Peninsula School of Dance in 2016 and finding myself here this year. I’m so excited and grateful to be a part of a school that shares my values.