Denise Churchward - Physiotherapist
Jane Noel - Dance Teacher
Jane started dancing at the age of 4 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and at the age of 8 won a place at the well known arts educational school, Tring Park in the UK. She studied ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, music, drama and musical theatre and completed advanced exams in Ballet (R.A.D, I.S.T.D) and Modern (I.S.T.D). She is an affiliate member with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (A.T.O.D) and is a strong believer in continuous professional development. Jane embarked on a Level 6 Dance Teaching Diploma with prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London which she will complete next year. She has also. completed the Inspire Teacher Training course with the Royal Ballet and is a certified Progressive Ballet Technique Teacher. Jane has performed in many productions for stage as well as dancing with the English National Ballet and acted in the film, "Jasmin" directed by Kamarul Ariffin. After teaching ballet in Singapore for 3 years, Jane now lives in Mauritius and teaches the IPS dance curriculum in at an International school, she also teaches ballet classes for SportsDance Mauritius, aswell as the Preparation Ballet for their competitive rhythmical gymnast team.
Experiences like these always come at the right time. I needed a workshop that supported my safe practice in class and although I am a certified PBT teacher that advocates for this, I needed to understand what exactly to look out for. I will now assess each child and weave in specific exercises to help them, and will have a monthly focus topic for the general class e.g jumps, spinal mobility etc.