I began Teaching with the Marion Modern Dance School and the YMCAs in Canberra 30 years ago. Then after a car accident that sidelined me for 7 years, I started my own hobby Dance School in Brisbane which ran for 13 years teaching Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Jenny’s Dance School encouraged students to perform at as many school fetes as we were welcome to attend, to prepare for competitions in Eisteddfods and the annual Syllabus Competition, as well as take part in Exams and our Annual End-of-Year Concert.
During this time I also worked with a local primary school as some of their students wanted Dance as their sport activity, finishing with a performance at their annual fete; with a Theatre Group for their staging of The Pajama Game; and with a local church’s youth group. This group ran classes for kids who can’t afford most activities and we had a mini performance every 5 weeks.
We moved to Canberra almost 5 years ago and I began teaching for Canberra Dance Theatre for their Jazz and 2nd PTT classes, before moving into their Saturday Special needs classes until September 2016.
I have also taught for the Canberra Birth Services in Jazz, Tap and Ballet – with ages ranging from 2 to adult. I have been a relief teacher for CDT teaching Classical and Contemporary and PTT, Dance Edge in Kambah teaching Jazz and Contemporary, for Maks Ballet with Jazz and Lyrical Contemporary, and have worked for 18 months with Dare to Dance teaching Tap, Classical and Contemporary