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ZUMBA IS BACK EVERY TUESDAY FROM 7 - 8pm


ENROLMENT FOR DANCE CLASSES IN 2014 ARE TAKEN NOW - Ph: 0414790233

 


KARAOKE NEWS IN 2013

REGIONAL NSW KARAOKE WORLD COMPETITION FINAL WINNER IS:

SCOTT WADDINGTON FROM INVERELL

http://www.inverelltimes.com.au/story/1625647/karaoke-champion-in-line-for-national-prize/

 

 

- Dance is music made visible -

Our values: Friendship, Conquering Fears, Courage, Discipline, Dreams and Ambition. 

Pictured above: Nahla Findlay

ALL INQUIRIES ARE MOST WELCOME !

Established since 1977, the school aims to deliver the highest standard of Dance teaching. It emphasizes on technique and purity of the line, ultimately creating outstanding dancers.  Such a high standard of technique and teaching requires discipline, perseverance and passion.

A unique dance school offering students a thorough and versatile form of training achieving the best results in a very short time. Discipline and value are the key to succesful results.

At the Sapphire City Dance Academy we know that dance can make a difference in one's life. Dance builds strong, graceful bodies and also builds self-confidence, poise, co-ordination, determination, creativity and an appreciation for what the body is capable of doing. And because our instructors are: 'Tops' our classes and dance teams are lots of fun.

All styles of dance, catering for all ages are on offer. You will find a lot of information by clicking on the 'Tabs' found to the left of the website, which we proudly update regularly.

THE SAPPHIRE CITY DANCE ACADEMY IS A PROFESSIONAL DANCE VENUE.

 'Our motto is quality over quantity.'

(We restrict our children's class numbers to make sure they receive the attention they deserve.)

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Ms ROLANDE ALSO OFFERS CLASSES IN:   

(Please refer to Zumba Tab & Children's Corner Tab for more information) 

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WE PROVIDE KARAOKE/DISCO FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS AND SOCIAL VENUES..

(Please click on 'Karaoke Tab' & 'Children Corner Tab' for up-coming venues & dates)

Pictured above: Christine Groth & Rolande Hooklyn, your Karaoke/DJ Hosts

   Studio address: 86 Glen Innes Road, Inverell NSW 2360  Ph: 0414790233

All styles of dance are offered everyday of the week to children & adults.  New adult classes added regularly.  Please refer to Timetable tab for more information.

              For the purchase all your dancing needs at the Sapphire City Dance Academy's Dancewear Shop we are now operating at 86 Glen Innes Road, Inverell.  Phone & mail orders are welcome. The Dancewear Shop is open to the public and you will find our prices competitive.  Hiring of dance costumes also available.

Director and Owner of Sapphire City Dance Academy & Dancewear, Inverell: 

Ms Rolande Hooklyn, is a qualified & registered teacher with the: Royal Academy of Dancing allowing students to study a Classical Ballet syllabus, for which she was awarded a 'Distinction' for her teacher's exam and is also a member of Comdance with whom students study a Jazz and Tap syllabus.  Ms Rolande is also an accredited Zumba Fitness Instructor and ZIN member.

Ms Rolande began her dance training at the age of 6 in Aix-en-Provence, France till the age of 11. She continued to take dance classes upon her arrival to Australia in 1971. Ms Rolande travelled to Grafton every week for dance classes with Ms Joan McBay, where she studied the British Ballet Organisation Syllabus, sitting for Ballet, Jazz and Tap Exams receiving a 'Distinction' in all forms of dance.

In 1978 Ms Rolande opened a dance studio in Inverell offering all styles of dance. In 1985 she moved to Brisbane to further study dance fulltime, at the: Elsie Seguss Theatre School,under the strict tuition of Ms Elsie Segus, Ms Valerie Bayley and Miss Nicola Scott. Her studies focused on Ballet technique, musicality and included Anatomy and History of Dance. During her full-time studies at the centre, Ms Rolande had the opportunity to perform with the ‘Brisbane Dance Company’.

Ms Rolande Hooklyn has now been teaching for over 25 years, is a well respected member of the community possessing a wealth of dance teaching experience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FmOlIFGK6Y  (right click & open in newtab)> 

Dance classes for children and adults are offered at the Academy, including many adult dance classes.  Latin American classes in the styles of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Argentinean Tango and more are very popular and no previous experience is necessary.  Come alone or with a partner and enjoy a friendly dance class. 

Ms Rolande has choreographed many dance pieces for local Drama Societies, Primary schools and High Schools. Some of her works have been: Grease, Joseph & his coat of many colours, Bats and many more.  She has been involved with the North West Dance Groups for many years and has been a guest teacher Nationally and Internationally.

Ms Rolande has also been an adjudicator at several Eisteddfods throughout NSW helping young dancers improve their technique and stage appearance following her encouraging words of wisdom.

Some of the ballets performed by students of the Sapphire City Dance Academy in the past have been: Peter & the Wolf, Hansel & Gretel, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs plus more, allowing the children to gain confidence, self-esteem and simply to be given an opportunity to do what they love the most on the stage in front of a large audience.

Many of Ms Rolande's ex-students are: Dance Teachers and Professional Dancers / Choreographers.  

  • MAD Dance House: Brisbane
  • Craze Dance Academy: Inverell
  • Tamworth City Dance:Tamworth . .. Are owned and run by ex-students of Ms Rolande.

(If you happen to have stumbled onto our website and have been involved somewhat with the Sapphire City Dance Academy, Inverell over the years, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ and join our Sapphire City Dance Academy Group. We would love to hear from you.) Thank you,  Ms Rolande

    AT THE SAPPHIRE CITY DANCE ACADEMY:

  • Children are given the opportunity to perform at Annual Concerts & Eisteddfods as a group.
  • Private lessons are available for those wishing to dance Solos and Duos/Trios
  • Annual dance exams in all styles are encouraged but are not compulsory
  • Private lessons for exam work are available to both members & non-members of the Academy
  • Children participate in the end of year concert.
  • Classes in Ballet, Jazz and Tap are available for all ages
  • A $300 scholarship is awarded every year.
  • A caring environment allowing children to develop dance skills at their own pace.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igAmwVzRhwY  (right click & open in newtab)
  • Adult classes in dance and fitness with option of sitting for exams & competition.
  • Social dancing, Karaoke evenings & fundraising activities for all members & friends of the Academy on a regular basis ... plus more!
  • Workshops throughout the year and trips away to a live professional performance are offered, with money raised throughout the year to help travelling costs for all.
    • GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay & watch classes on the proviso there is to be no speaking as it may be a distraction.
  • All children are to be neatly groomed and not late for class. (Class attire & dance shoes are available for sale at the Sapphire City Dance Academy)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-Wf-yvXJM  (right click & open in newtab)
  • A copy of all notes handed out are placed on the notice board.
  • Communication with Ms Rolande is to be out of teaching hours.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAtnboS2kxM  (right click & open in newtab)
  • Fees to be paid within the first 2 weeks of term.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9weINtp6o  (right click & open in newtab) Then please click on our 'enrolment tab' for prices including discounts available at Sapphire City Dance Academy.
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