Toepaz Dance Studio pride themselves on our highly qualified, passionate and exceptional Teaching Staff who are highly respected in the Dance and Entertainment Industry.
We employ teachers that are experienced, dependable, and responsible and that have the knowledge and qualifications that is required for the range of levels and age group being taught.
All teaching staff all requires to hold a ‘Working with Children Check’ to become a staff member at Toepaz.
In 2018 we introduced our Brand New Assistant Dance Teaching Program called ‘DanceStep’ for our students who want to explore the avenue of dance teaching. These students are incredibly looked up to by our younger dancers.
The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. Students will need to commit to training days which will be held over a few days a year.
We also have our friendly Administration Team who is in the office every day Monday - Saturday during specific class times.
PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR
Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management
2 Years Full Time Dance Training - Industry School of Dance
SFD Ballet & Jazz Teaching Certificate
Pilates Mat Certificate
Pilates Reformer Certificate
Workshops: ATOD, SFD, RAD Ballet, Contemporary Floor Work and Improvisation, Acrobatique, Pilates Pregnancy and Post Natal.
2IC - MANAGER
2 Years Spectrum Full Time
Level 1, 2 and 3 Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation
Trained with National Institute of Circus Arts
HEAD OF MUSICAL THEATRE/SINGING AND ACTING
Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre –
University of Ballarat
Master of Teaching –
Majoring in Drama and Music Teaching – University of Tasmania
COMPETITION TROUPE/TECHNIQUE MASTER
4 Years Full Time Dance at - Industry School of Dance
Vocal Training with Dean Lotherington
Acting Training with Richard Sarelle
Dance Competition Adjudicator
Award winning routines both Australia wide and Internationally.
EXTENSION BALLET CLASS TEACHER
RAD Teaching Certificate Ballet
Queensland Ballet Company touring Ballerina
Operated own Ballet schools in NSW and Tasmania
BBO Trained by Pamela Shield
Registered Progressing Ballet Technique Program
Rosemary is passionate about teaching ballet, and about sharing what she has learnt in her over 40 years of teaching experience
HIP HOP / CREW
Peter Isaac Koh was born & raised in Singapore & moved to Melbourne some years ago. He is currently pursuing his law studies whilst actively learning from & contributing to the Burncity dance community. Peter found his passion in choreographing & teaching dance, & has pursued this passion with a number of studios and crews in both Singapore & Melbourne including Triple8funk, Passion studios, and LX Elite. Peter is a dedicated teacher & loves nothing more than nurturing his students. He creates an environment for his students to thrive & mature, not only as movers but as individuals.
SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate
VCE DANCE Units 1 – 4 (& received Dance Prize)
SFD Ballet Levels 3 – 7
SFD Jazz Levels 4 – 8
ASSISTANT TEACHER - Alongside Principal 4 Years
Diploma in Dance – 2 Years Full Time Dance at Spectrum Dance
SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate
VCE Dance Units 1 – 4
ASSISTANT TEACHER - 5 years
Bachelor of Primary Education majoring Creative Arts (dance)
Trained in Cheerleading/Acrobatic/Tumbling
Certificate 2 and 3 in hospitality
SFD Classical Teaching Certificate – 2014
SFD Jazz Teaching Certificate – 2014
Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University) in Creative Writing – 2015
RAD Classically Trained – Advanced Foundation Graduate Diploma in Counselling Specialising in Creative
Therapies – Current – (ACAP Australian College of Applied Psychology)
3 Years Full Time Dance Spectrum
Acrobatique Certificate Acrobatics Training
Certificate 3 in Fitness
Diploma Dance and Musical Theatre
First Aid Qualified
Part Time Office Administration
Back in the day was a full-time mum!
Silvana is very passionate about supporting Toepaz! She enjoys cooking for her family as well as Toepaz Events!
Come and say hi to Silvana Mondays and Wednesdays!