We are proud to be affiliate partners of the Dance STEP
Student Teacher Education Program!
Dance students learn more than simply the steps within their time in the
studio. Students learn to be part of a team and a community, to be resilient and tenacious, to enjoy the rewards of delayed gratification and many other important life skills. For many, the dance studio becomes a second home where students feel safe, nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.
DanceStep, a 4 level Student Teacher Education Program, builds on this philosophy and provides a progressive and formalised process including both practical and theoretical components.
DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. 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. These concepts are taught in a sequential and age
appropriate way to children from ten years of age.
Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is a great preparation for many aspects of life.
2022 Dance STEPS Student Teachers
Miss Maeve started dancing before she could even walk. Her love for music and dance was apparent to everyone! Maeve started dancing with BAD when she was 5 and has studied ballet, currently in Grade 4, Jazz and Troupe. As a valued troupe member she has furthered her knowledge in Irish, Modern and Musical Theatre. Maeve also competes as a soloist in Eisteddfods across the Central West. She won the Junior Dancer of the Year in 2018 and Grade 3 Class Award in 2019. She is really enjoying her assistant teacher journey!
Miss Grace has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been with Bathurst Academy for 9 years! Miss Grace has been completing her RAD exams up to Grade 4 & is currently studying Grade 5. Miss Grace's favourite genre is Musical Theatre. During her time with Bathurst Academy of Dance, Grace has competed at Eisteddfods as troupe member & a soloist. Grace won the Grade 4 class award in 2019. Miss Grace is very excited to continue the DanceStep journey this year.
Mr Reuben found his passion for dance in 2013 at BAD. He has danced in all genres including ballet, hip hop, modern, jazz and his favourite genre musical theatre. Mr Reuben has performed in many eisteddfods both as a soloist and a troupe member. Mr Reuben is very excited to continue his Dance Step journey this year.
Miss Morgan’s love for the performing arts has been clear since a
young age. She began dancing with BAD in 2016 and has since
taken part in tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern, hip hop and Eisteddfod troupe classes. Morgan received the 2020 Intermediate Dancer of the Year award. Her favourite styles are Jazz and Musical Theatre and she is excited to share her joy of dance with younger students.
Miss Lacey has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been with Bathurst Academy of Dance for the past 10 years. She has absolutely loved her dance experience with BAD and cannot wait to begin her assistant teaching journey. Miss Lacey has competed at eisteddfods with our troupe teams, has completed Acrobatic Arts exams with outstanding results & has won our Intermediate Hip Hop class award. Miss Lacey is very excited for her new journey as a DanceStep teacher.