AcroDance

Love Dance and Gymnastics? Then AcroDance at DiLi – Dream it, Live it in Mount Isa may be the perfect class for you!

AcroDance is a fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. The AcroDance program at DiLi focuses on promoting the fundamentals of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering, tumbling, basic contortion, and partner/group stunt work for dancers. Along with these fundamentals, AcroDance also trains dancers to integrate musicality, expression, extension, control and line to ensure they have a well rounded movement vocabulary.

DiLi – Dream it, Live it  was the first organisation to introduce the Acrobatic Arts Program in Mount Isa and since then a number of dance and gymnastics providers have followed us in incorporating this fantastic program! In 2018 DiLi also introduced content from the Acrobatique program, which is a competency-based program emphasising safe training practices and providing teachers with researched and proven athletic injury-prevention tools.

At DiLi – Dream it, Live it we pride ourselves on continuous improvement and professional development to ensure we bring you the highest level of service! We also offer dance and conditioning training for gymnasts and Miss Sally has many years experience teaching and refining Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) floor and beam routines for levels 3-6. Contact us today to see how we can bring Dance and Gymnastics together to help your young gymnast reach for the stars!!

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Staff

Sally Prendergast has over 25 years experience teaching dance. She has studied a Diploma of Dance Teaching & Studio Management, is a certified coach of the Acrobatic Arts AcroDance program, has completed the Beginner Coach Accreditation and is currently undertaking the Intermediate Coach Accreditation in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Sally has also owned, operated and managed a number of performing arts related businesses. She has a diverse professional background within a variety of industries including retail sales, wholesale distribution, television and film production, contracts administration, sustainable development, education & training, business management and the performing arts.

Sally has taught dance to students from 3 years of age through to adults at all levels of sally-prendergast-dance-mount-isaability in the styles of classical ballet, jazz/funk, contemporary, lyrical, tap dance, hip hop, AcroDance and musical theatre. Sally also specialises in pre-school dance and has developed and delivered several dance programs for this age group. Sally regularly completes professional development to update her knowledge of Safe Dance practices, teaching methods, learning styles, child & adolescent development, anatomy, choreography techniques and more.

Sally has a long history in the creation and development of dance teacher training programs. She has spent many years mentoring student teachers and as part of the growth strategy within her own businesses has prioritised the development of ongoing teacher training programs to ensure teachers receive the required professional development to do their job well. This growth strategy has been fundamental in providing students with the best possible standard of coaching as well as ensuring that customers receive the best possible standard of service at all times. Sally also keeps up to date with Safe Dance practices and is first aid trained.

Sally has been involved in a number of dance and performing arts associated businesses during her professional career including the management of dance studios, owning a dance & fitness inspired retail business, running an online wholesale dance costume business and owning/operating her own performing arts schools. Sally purchased her first performing arts education business in 1999 as a small dance school run out of a church hall in suburban Melbourne catering to approximately 60 students. That business grew in to a three-campus performing arts centre across regional Victoria and metro Melbourne. At its peak, it had over 1200 students, 40 staff, subleased to a number of associated businesses, produced regular events and offered a hub for all things related to dance, singing and acting.

Sally has extensive experience in the development of a number of purpose built commercial facilities for both her own dance studio as well as in consultation with other dance studios. She has had detailed involvement with both the hands on mechanics of setting up and managing dance studio facilities as well as the associated legal requirements including permits, licences and contracts with applicable stakeholders.

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Sally is a member of Commerce North West as well as the Women In Motion Area Network in Mount Isa. She has previously taught dance in Mount Isa as part of the Mount Isa School of Dance team, as a dance skills instructor to both the North West Gymnastics Club as well as the Leichhardt Gymnastics Club, as a primary school dance in sports teacher, as a dance skills guest teacher at Dean Irish Dancers and as the owner of Dancers R Us, which was awarded the 2015 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Award for Service Excellence.

Sally now brings DiLi – Dream it, Live it to Mount Isa. A dance school that offers an inclusive, nurturing and fun environment whilst also incorporating life skills into the structure of each lesson plan. These skills include team work, confidence, socialisation, musicality, fitness, strength, passion for the arts, cooperation, leadership, imagination and so much more! In its first year of operation, DiLi was awarded the Chamber Choice Award at the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards recognising DiLi’s innovation, customer service, growth and excellence. In 2018 DiLi – Dream it, Live it was again recognised at the Northern Outback Business Awards winning the Service Excellence and Business Growth Awards. Sally Prendergast also took out the Customer Service Hero Award for the Skilled Sector.

If you are looking for an activity that allows your child to develop a physical skill as well as a range of life skills in a supporting, encouraging and fun environment, contact Sally today at info@dreamitliveit.com.au

 

 

Join the DiLi Team

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES!

DiLi – Dream it, Live it  is always on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated, creative and caring persons to get involved in casual teaching roles. Successful applicants will assist DiLi in building a foundation of self-assured, enthusiastic, inspired, dedicated and confident individuals!

Find out more about how we can support YOU to fulfil YOUR PASSION.

We are seeking applicants with the following characteristics:
– Works well with regular change and is adaptable
– Creative and quick thinking
– Able to read and follow instructions
– Great communication skills
– Love children, or people in general
– Be fun, energetic and a little bit crazy at times  😊

We are looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellent and genuine support, have a solid appreciation for personal growth and a willingness to learn new skills. Our casual teaching roles require some intensive training and facilitation initially as well as ongoing guidance and mentoring. Qualifications are not a necessity however applicants with experience in educating children will be highly considered. It is essential you hold or are eligible for a Working with Children Blue Card (at minimum) to be considered.

At DiLi – Dream it, Live it we don’t just support our students in learning how to dance. Our staff play a very important role in many people’s lives and most certainly in the fundamentals of the business. Our team is hard working, consistent, dedicated, compassionate and most of all appreciated by those around them.

Please complete this Application Form to apply for a Casual Teaching role or submit the following form to express interest in joining the team at DiLi: