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Message from the CEO September 2023


Dear Parents and Carers, What an action packed Term 3 of dancing, a wonderful reminder of the powerful impact Dancesport has on our kids. July- September saw the culmination of nearly 7,000 students bring their 'Best Selves' to perform in 12 events across NSW and Victoria.A huge congratulations to all our students who performed recently in both NSW and Victoria.Many of our students are now preparing for the DSC State Championship to be held on 19th November at Olympic Park, where they will be performing new dances and new moves commencing in Term 4.Many of our students are now preparing [...]

Message from the CEO September 20232023-10-03T07:27:07+11:00

Eye Opening Data Results


As a Preferred Provider for the Department of Education, collection of data for measurable effectiveness is essential. The data reveals that the real engine room of change happens during the classes.The real engine room of change happens during the classes. The 'My Best Self" program is all about three core questions relating to their mental wellbeing and the changes that take place during the Term. The program is designed as experiential learning with specific wellbeing outcomes embedded in each class. Pre and Post Questions asked of our students :  1/ How do I feel about dancing with a partner ? [...]

Eye Opening Data Results2023-09-29T07:50:32+10:00

Professional Development


Qualify as an Instructor   As our students continue in their Dancesport journey, many wish to train to become a dance teacher.This can be achieved either through our affiliation with the World Dancesport Federation or the Australian Dance Institute.   The opportunity is also designed to help young adults with work experience, employable skills and experience in running every facet of our events. At DanceSport Confidence, we are very proud to offer a clear pathway for students wishing to turn their passion into a career.   Through our partnerships they have the opportunity to gain accredited training and internationally recognised qualifications. Courses [...]

Professional Development2023-09-29T05:10:58+10:00

Victoria – Second Year of Dancesport Confidence


Victoria DSC held its second event for students of Cheltenham East and Mentone Primary Schools. Modelled on the 'Dancing with the Stars' style of judging, Year 6 students blasted their way through the competition as a team in their classes to be appraised by our very own  " Todd, Helen and Mark". A fabulous night of joyful dancing, spectacular floorshows and kids putting themselves way out of their comfort zone to compete in this landmark event. Full credit to Matthew and Karla Rooke and their team of instructors and staff members of Dancesport Confidence Victoria. The next step for our Victorian [...]

Victoria – Second Year of Dancesport Confidence2023-09-29T08:55:14+10:00

Spectacular School Competition at Dee Why


The culmination of the 'My Best Self ' program for Seaforth, Narraweena, Cromer, Brookvale and Elanora Heights  Public Schools, was held at Dee Why RSL in September, providing an electric final for all students and parents.Many dads came out stunned by the competitiveness of the students and the thrilling spectacle of the event. " I didn't know what to expect.... but that was amazing ! " " That was more thrilling than the State of Origin " This event was the result of 10 weeks of learning in class, and provided the showcase of students achievement. The real engine room of [...]

Spectacular School Competition at Dee Why2023-09-29T05:42:01+10:00


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