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Term 3, 2017
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Kate

When a child attends my class I hope they…discover skills, develop creatively and are inspired - falling involve with dance & beautiful things whilst having fun & making friends.

The most rewarding thing about working with children is... their creative contributions, energy & free dancing!

My greatest success so far is... the accumulation of lots of little successes - my business, my creativity and my happy children.

Every year, I always...set new years resolutions that are super easy to achieve.

My tertiary/teaching qualifications are… BA (Dance) UWS graduated 1995 & RAD Registered Teacher (Distinction)

Formal teaching experience…17 years

Everything changed when I realised...I was owning a business that modelled every other business that taught dance in a manner that didn't meet the needs of children.

As a child I was...playing dressups with my cat as the baby in the pram.

The best advice I ever received was...'Only dead fish go with the flow'

My favourite place in the world is...the west coast of the Isle of Harris (one of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland)

My favourite style of dance is… modern dance (not faux contemporary or euro trash or interpretations of…) because it's boundless.

At the moment, I’m reading...Tina Fey

Something I can’t do, but I wish I could is... sing - I'm completely tone deaf - oh I also want to be able to perform magical spells!

Five minutes ago I was... contemplating the amount of housework that needs to be done whilst checking Facebook and my new love Pinterest - when I really meant to spend the time catching  up on admin and plainning the 2012 concert!

Five minutes from now I will be... cleaning the house, washing clothes, and preparing for the school week ahead.

Five years from now I want to be... living a few hours from Sydney with chooks, veggie garden & 'free range' children - using technology & the best staff to keep Big Steps Little Feet operating successfully in many metropolitan locations - & licensing Rainbow Ballet to other teachers asking them to let go of the old patterns of teaching dance to young children in exchange for whole hearted, connected, imaginative, creative, genuine, honest, appropriate, relevant, flexible, organised & fun teaching methods.

Elizabeth

When a child attends my class I hope they...
Leave twirling out the door with a smile on their face
 
The most rewarding thing about working with children is...
Watching the spontaneous, imaginative, free movement that comes so naturally to them.

My greatest success so far is...
Watching a shy reserved child find their unique movement voice through free dancing
 
Every year, I always...
Resolve to make a list of new years resolutions and then never get around to writing the list…

My tertiary/teaching qualifications are…
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance
 
Years of teaching experience…..
15 years
 
As a child I was...
Very happy and always dancing

The best advice I ever received was...
Always find ways to feed your soul (thanks Mum!)
 
My favourite place in the world is...
Galway, Ireland

My favourite style of dance is…Free dancing! ..because...
I love following my body’s movement desires moment to moment. The possibilities for movement are endless!
 
The person I most admire is...
At the moment - Tenzin Palmo. She is a Buddhist Monk who lived alone in a cave in the Himalayas for 12 years.
 
At the moment, I’m reading...
Galileo’s Daughter, by Dava Sobel.  A recommendation from my Dad.

Something I can’t do, but I wish I could is...
Play the guitar and sing in a folk band that travels the world playing music festivals…
 
I recommend that everyone should...
Travel and read lots of books

Five minutes ago I was...
Having a yummy salad for lunch
 
Five minutes from now I will be...
Be back in the studio continuing work on a new solo dance piece
 
Five years from now I want to be...
Mothering, dancing, teaching, growing vegetables, meditating, relaxing…

Nerida

The most rewarding thing about working with children is... witnessing their firsts (first jump, first skip, first solo free dance) and watching their skills and capabilities develop. Hearing raucous en masse laughter is also a delight.
 
My greatest success so far is... making it to the place I am now.
 
Every year, I always... remark on how fast the previous year went
 
My tertiary/teaching qualifications are… BA(Dance) from WAAPA
 
Years of teaching experience…..I first started assisting in ballet classes at the ripe old age of 13, and this is my fourth year with Big Steps Little Feet.
 
Everything changed when I realised... maths does have a purpose.
 
As a child I was... a prima donna
 
The best advice I ever received was... from a dance teacher: "If you don't like something, you probably don't understand it. " (explains my relationship with maths).
 
My favourite place in the world is...Iceland
 
My favourite style of dance is Contemporary because you get to learn the rules, use the rules, break the rules and make your own rules.
 
The person I most admire is... Mr Squiggle-he can draw upside down and I simply cannot draw at all.
 
At the moment, I’m reading...The Australian Physical Environment (it's dry), The Little Prince (enchanting and handbag sized), Anna Karenina (Sunday afternoons in the sunbeam) and Harry Potter (before bed).
 
Something I can’t do, but I wish I could is... drive the miniature car in the circus
 
I recommend that everyone should... go to Iceland
 
Five minutes ago I was... annoyed that a button had come off my new cardigan.
 
Five minutes from now I will be... begrudgingly sewing a button onto said cardigan.
 
Five years from now I want to be... looking back on five fast paced and enormously enjoyable years.

Dymie

When a child attends my class I hope they...learn to express themselves through dance & gain confidence. Most importantly I hope they have a wonderful time stepping into the magical story we create every week at Big Steps Little Feet.
 
The most rewarding thing about working with children is...seeing the kids smile and laugh throughout my lesson is the most incredible feeling.

Every year, I always...want to do more. Learn more, travel more & achieve more.
 
My tertiary/teaching qualifications are...I recently graduated from L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq - Pareis, I have a Certificate in Performing Arts & I have studied acting at NIDA.
 
Years of teaching experience…student teaching – 5 years; teaching my own classes – 10 years.
 
As a child I was...constantly dancing, I'd brush my teeth & dance around the house! I couldn’t get enough!
 
The best advice I ever received was...take time each day to remember how lucky you are.

My favourite style of dance is….changing all the time, depending on my mood. I love ballet because it's the base for all dance – master ballet and you can master anything! Contemporary is wonderful, it's a huge creative release.

At the moment, I’m reading...Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
 
Something I can’t do, but I wish I could is...A backflip.
 
I recommend that everyone should...Dance! & try chilli chocolate, so delicious!
 
Five minutes ago I was...in a meeting.
 
Five minutes from now I will be... Doing the washing.
 
Five years from now I want to be... Continuing to perform and create interesting theatre... And be starting a family!!!

Cheree

Cheree will complete her bio very very soon!

However she's a beautiful teacher and I'm sure you'll love her.

Emma

Emma will complete her bio very very soon!

However she's a beautiful dancer and teacher - a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - and I'm sure you'll love her.

Georgina

Georgina is former dancer having studied ballet and jazz all her life, her tertiary training in dance is through THe Ministry of Dance in Melbourne. She also graduated in 2015 from Sydney University with degree in Primary Education, she's currently working as a casual teacher throughout Sydney.

Georgina, has been a creative ballet teacher at Big Steps Little Feet for the past 5 years.