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