Dance and dance education is Tanya’s great passion.
Tanya has over 30 years of teaching experience.

Qualifications include :

•     TAAD Diploma of Teaching Jazz (Honours)

•     TAAD Diploma of Teaching Tap (Honours)

•     Bachelor of Education - Secondary (Melb)

•     Member State Dance Association (SDA)

•     Examiner of the State Dance Association (SDA)

•     Certificate IV in Training and Assessment



Contemporary & Hip Hop

Miranda has been a dance teacher for most of her adult life, choreographing routines and performing in both National and International dance competitions.
As a performer, Miranda is a professional cheerleader, has performed on cruise ships, as well as on London’s West End. Today Miranda is a dance teacher, and a freelance performer in Melbourne and fitness instructor.
She is very excited to be a part of the team at the Tanya James School of Dance!



Jazz, Tap & Classical Ballet

•     Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management
Nicola started dancing at age 3 in jazz, tap and ballet under the State Dance Association (SDA) syllabus. 
Nicola completed VCE dance and furthered her dance education by completing a Diploma in Performing arts at Dance Factory followed by Diploma in Dance teaching and Management to pursue a career in teaching her love and passion of dance. Nicola has over 15 years of teaching experience in all genres.



Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary & Classical Ballet

•     Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management                    
Jodie has extensive dance training in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Funk and Classical Ballet.
Jodie also has experience teaching and choreographing for Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Funk, Hip Hop and Ballet groups and preparing students for State Dance Association (SDA) and Southern Federation of Dance (SFD) exams in Jazz and exams in Jazz and Tap.
Jodie is also an examiner for the Southern Federation of Dance (SFD).



Acrobatics & Classical Ballet

•     2-year, Full-time Performing Arts course (Cert 2 & 4 in Dance) at Patrick Studios Australia

•     Beginner Gymnastic Coaching accreditation

•     Certificate iv in Personal Training

Shea commenced dancing at the age of 2. After completing her full-time dance course at PSA, she was fortunate in her professional dance career, dancing throughout Asia and most recently in Dubai.

Some of her professional experience includes:  the Australian Tour of Cat in the Hat;  Pororo and Sesame Street shows in Singapore;  Rugby 7’s Cheerleader in Dubai;  specialty dancer on Celebrity cruise line and 12-month contract with Motiongate Dubai , the region's largest immersive Hollywood - inspired theme park.

This little pocket rocket is talented in all dance genres. Shea will be teaching our Acro classes - her tricks are amazing! And also, Classical Ballet.

0419 100 630 / 9802 1848

Our studio is at Carrington Park Activity Centre,
20 O'Connor Rd, Knoxfield.

We’re located behind Bunnings.

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