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Rory Williamson School of Dance

Offering classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and incorporates Contemporary dance, Stretching, Acrobatics, and Pilates-based techniques.

The School is run by Principal Rory Williamson and Associate qualified and professional teachers, who aim to generate the highest level of dance education in a friendly, supportive and positive environment. We believe in the importance of creating smart, confident, healthy dancers, from the youngest budding dancers to the aspiring professional.

Classes are exciting, fulfilling and inspiring and follow set guidelines, syllabus and learning strategies, to combine discipline and creativity.

Rory Williamson School of Dance has been operating in Coolum Beach since 1999, and has built a strong student base and respect and recognition in the area and surrounds.

The school also offers teacher training and mentorship to qualifying candidates and VET accredited courses.

Our Studio is located at 1/12 Williams St, Coolum Beach, we also utilise the Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Heathfield & Elizabeth Sts, Coolum Beach.

Classes

Acrobatics
Acrobatics

Acrobatics (Acro) for dance is a skills class, safely and effectively teaching students acrobatic movements. These skills can be incorporated into dance or learned as a genre all on its own.

Tap
Tap
Tap dance is dancing whilst making a “tapping” sound with the feet, enabled by wearing shoes with a specially designed metal plate underneath the toe and heel.
Ballet
Ballet
Classical ballet is the traditional artform of dance that has been practiced since the 16th Century, and continues today, characterised by turned out legs and pointed feet.
Contemporary
Contemporary
Contemporary dance has developed over the last century, and draws on classical ballet, jazz and modern dance.
Hip Hop
Hip Hop
Hip Hop dance is generally a modern or street style that is danced to hip hop music. Hip Hop has developed over the last 50+ years alongside Hip Hop culture.
Jazz
Jazz
Jazz dance encompasses many modern/contemporary dance styles, and has developed over the last century.

Our Team

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Our Creative Team

Miss Emily
Miss Emily

Miss Emily is currently assisting classes as she undertakes her teaching qualifications. Emily has danced since she was 3 yrs old under the guidance of RWSOD, studying all styles and is now furthering her dance education and training with a particular focus on ballet.  Emily has consistently been an Honours student, performed and competed, winning awards, and has been a student teacher for many years and continues to mentor and be a role model and favourite to younger students. We are so excited about the rest of her dance journey and love having her assist in class and excited to see her commence her teaching career.

Miss Libby
Miss Libby
Miss Libby has danced from a young age commencing full time ballet training at the age of 13. Libby trained overseas with various teachers from schools in New York, Canada, Japan and London. Libby continued her dance training at the highly regarded Tanya Pearson Academy in Sydney, and now loves to share and pass on the knowledge gained through many years of extensive full time training.
Miss Julie
Miss Julie
Julie Lightfoot has been teaching for RWSOD almost since it’s commencement, and now balances her own business with still looking after our Adult Classes.
Miss Edie
Miss Edie
Having found the desire to dance at a young age, Eden Cook studied with RWSOD and excelled both in exams and on stage and shone in performance.
Miss Rory – Principal
Miss Rory – Principal
Founder and studio owner, Principal Rory Williamson is a teacher, assessor (examiner), syllabus co-author, and teacher trainer and mentor.
Miss Adrienne
Miss Adrienne
Dancing since the age of 3, Adrienne Sussman was trained by technical great Kerry Blair, and is now passing her expertise on to the next generation as a certified and highly qualified teacher herself.

Contact

Contact Rory Williamson School of Dance

1/12 Williams St, Coolum Beach

principal@rorywilliamsondance.com.au

0414 312 629

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