Anne Marie - Owner/Choreographer
I have been dancing since i was 4 years old. Starting my career off at Johnny Young Talent School and progressing on to Simone's School of Performing Arts. Studying Jazz & Commercial Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Modern for over fifteen years, I have also completed exams in Tap - A.T.O.D & Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus.
I have been a support act for artist Vanessa Amorossi and performed in various places including Disneyland in Anaheim USA, Workshops in Hollywood USA, Sea World Qld, Movie World Qld, Australia's Wonderland, The Royal Easter Show Homebush, ABC Awards Nights at Civic Theatre, Sydney 2000 Olympics - Field of Play with the Tap Dogs, Cheerleading for the North Sydney Bears, Jim Beam Cheerleading Competition Finals, Australian Dance Idol Finals, Global Dance Convention, Choreography for best routine for the Australian Body Building Champions, Cabaret Show for AV Jenning Homes, Sports Fitness Model Competition Semi Finals, Podium Dancer for Boxing Nights at Newcastle Panthers, Cabaret Shows for "Bastille Night" at The Little Frog Restaurant & Le Chat Noir, Terrigal & also performing at a number of Shopping Centres including Charlestown Square & Westfield Shoppingtown Tuggerah, coordinating Le Chat Noir, Terrigal with Performers on Bastille or special functions / dinner & coordinating the Burlesque Show at The OB Hotel. I have toured around America in 2010 performing and attending workshops at the best studios that America has to offer.
I have competed in many eisteddfods between Sydney and Newcastle, not only myself in group sections though entering many award winning Tap Dance Categories for my Choreography for Group Routines between the ages of 6 -15 years of age. I am known for my “Tap” Teaching and Choreography on the Central Coast. Also mentioning being accepted for an ORAL-B Commerical which was filmed at Stockton Beach, NSW which was broadcasted worldwide in 2011, my experience is forever expanding.
Being a Dance Teacher for over 10 years in a range of styles, freelance dance teaching is what i also have a passion for. I love to educate and instruct at other Dance Schools and Gymnasiums on a regular basis as well as running YFDC, keeping myself busy and in the industry in all aspects of Dance.
At the age of 26, i decided to further my career, branching out within the Wedding Industry and opening my first home business, aiming to share my knowledge & expertise. YFDC since then has helped many Bride and Grooms have a “First Dance” which has never been forgotten, on a different note attending many Bridal Expos annually including Getting Hitched, Linton Gardens, Pullman Magenta Shores, Mecure Raffertys Resort Lake Macquarie, Tempus Two Wedding Festival, just to name a few, hosting Fashion Parades, Shows and Live Demonstrations, teaching and choreographing Bridal Dances including our most popular “Bust Outs,” Bride and Groom Dances, Father Daughter Dances, Bridemaid Dances and everything inbetween, tuition for ANY age to learn how to DANCE at a Wedding being a Bridal Couple or a couple attending a Wedding and filling our timetable to its maximum potential in Wedding Season.
And to top it off in 2016, Term 3 i introduced our first lot of Kids Classes which are expanding in 2017 and have recently been nominated with YFDC in the Central Coast Brides Choice Awards in October.
I’m motivated and passionate about any Bride and Groom whom are willing to take the "spotlight" on the Dance Floor on their Special Day! Or anyone wanting to step out of their comfort zone and to learn what i love to teach – DANCE!!!