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Celebrating Our Teachers Brooke Roydhouse

Teaching Experience: I began as a teacher assistant when I was 12yrs old, then took over a local jazz school at 16 yrs old. After moving to Australia for my own professional training I continued to teach the Junior Jazz school at Patrick Studios Australia as well as assist with their elite squad & competition work. As the years have gone on, I have been very fortunate to have guest tutored at many studios in Sydney/Melbourne, invited to teach seminars, been a dance captain on contract and conducted my own workshops as well as examined and adjudicated in NZ. I currently have my own company Ignite Dance hub , working with schools and creating opportunities for dancers in the future. All up 15 + years where has the time gone...

Qualifications: ARAD, Advanced 2 RAD, NZAMD Solo seal Jazz, Cert iii Dance performance, Full-time Professional training - Patrick Studios Australia & The Edge performers school & Agency. Danced professionally for 10 years overseas.

What classes do you most enjoy:A right assortment, however my all time favourites are Jazz & Lyrical!!! I love working with the young ones as they have so much enjoyment for dance and you can see their eyes light up all the way through to the full-time student who dream of a career in the industry. I have a real passion to help them bridge the gap and reach those goals.

What do you love to do when you'r not teaching: I'm most definitely a creative type, constantly coming up with new ideas and creating new ways of doing things. I enjoy video editing, music, adventures, TRAVEL and of course hanging out with my Husband & amazing family!

What's something interesting about you that we don't know:My love for travel has taken me to 48 countries.

What do you love about teaching:It's an amazing job when you get to help develop a passion in a young person and inspire them to dream bigger! Then to see them achieve their goals big or small. We get to instill students with many other lifelong skills that they will take into their future. One of the best jobs on the planet and Its the students for sure that make it. :)

Why do I love having Brooke as part of the team: Brooke brings such a professional manner to the studio, her commitment to delivering the best for our students is apparent in her diligent class planning. I have known Brooke since she was little as we attended the same studio growing up. Dance was always going to play a large part in her life and I’m so proud to have her on this team, when I watch her classes I wish I was 20 again! Our student are so lucky to have someone of this caliber.

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