MIdis Dance Program!

Your child is not a number at our studio, faculty closely monitor the safety and progression of each dancer to ensure they produce outstanding results. Along with multiple performances throughout the year, we also hold social events which help students grow deeper bonds with their teachers and peers reinforcing their sense of belonging, boosting their confidence and leaving them feeling empowered. Two Shoes Dance will teach your child how to collaborate and communicate effectively, to work as a team player – all of which can be taken into their everyday lives.

A little bit more about MIDIS Dance Program

Teachers

SOMER BUTCHER
DANCE TEACHER

Somer Butcher completed her Diploma in Musical Theatre and Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management over two years of full time dance at Ministry of Dance. She loves teaching dance to students all over Melbourne and had auditions to commence work performing on cruise ships cancelled just prior to COVID 19. Somer has performed at the Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup and is so happy to be joining the team and working with the dancers at Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2020.

CAITLYN THERESE PAWLUS ARAD
JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE TEACHER

Caitlyn started ballet at the age of 6 at Hilary Debden Academy of Ballet. She was accepted into the Australian Ballet School Associates Program at a young age, before attending the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS).

She has completed her R.A.D Advanced 2 and was a Solo Seal applicant. 

She spent 3 years dancing upon various cruise ships with Royal Caribbean cruise lines before settling back home in Melbourne where she found her love of teaching.

Caitlyn has since achieved her certificate in ballet teaching and is a registered teacher with the RAD. She is also a fully qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher

YUIKO MASUKAWA
BALLET & POINTE WORK TEACHER

Yuiko Masukawa trained at the Vancouver Goh Ballet Academy, on a scholarship at the Boston Ballet Summer School and completed an Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Ballet Stream with the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Yui was a Principal Artist with the Melbourne City Ballet and performed roles with them across national and international tours, she has also toured Tasmania with the Tasmania Ballet. Her choreographic works have been performed all over the globe. Currently, Yui teaches the full time students at The National Theatre Ballet and Transit Dance. And we are thrilled to have her teaching ballet and pre pointe work to our students at Two Shoes Dance Academy.

NIINA DELL
DANCE TEACHER

Niina received a scholarship to Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course and recently graduated after studying a Diploma in Musical Theatre for two years. During this time she has experienced credits such as Australia’s Got Talent, White Night Melbourne, AFL Footy Show Revue and performing at the Flemington All Star races. Niina’s excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance and the performing arts with the younger generation at Two Shoes Dance Academy. She is thrilled to become a part of the team for 2020 and cannot wait to start this journey!

CHERI VAN LAMMEREN
HIP HOP TEACHER

Cheri Van Lammeren completed 3 years of full time dance at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time course, recently graduating with a Diploma in Elite Dance and Performance. As well as teaching dance and acro, she is a fully qualified Advanced spotting and Intermediate Gymnastics Coach. Cheri has performed at White Night Melbourne and the AFL Grand Final and has a passion for teaching and choreography. She enjoys seeing improvement in her students and always nurtures them to be the best that they can be. She is thrilled to become a part of the community at Two Shoes Dance Academy in 2020.

Testimonials

Angela Simons (Another happy mum @ Two Shoes Dance)

‘Two Shoes Dance Academy have perfected the balance between high quality teaching and a fun supportive environment for students! The Director, Caroline White, has created a friendly, caring and professional environment, and makes every child and family feel welcome at the school. The teachers are experienced dancers and teachers who are passionate about their craft and have a genuine enjoyment of teaching. They work hard to develop a rapport with their students and to ensure that not only are they learning the requirements of that dance class/level, but that they are enjoying and thriving in their lessons.

A particular asset of this school is the smaller class sizes, which ensures that the children have more personalised instruction, compared to larger classes. I also love that parents are able to watch their children through the glass door of the studio if they wish – the kids aren’t hidden away behind a door like so many other studios do. That also helps to create a connection with the teachers, which is absent from many other dance schools.

We have been to several other dance studios and I would highly recommend Two Shoes Dance Academy to other families who are looking for high quality tuition in a wonderful supportive environment.’

Our Midis classes

In our Midis sessions you’ll experience…