Senior Squad 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 the Senior Squad Program


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 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!


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.


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.

– Billy (another amazing cheer team member)

“There are a thousand different ways to express yourself, one of them is through cheer. It’s not just about flipping around doing tricks. It’s about how the tricks make you feel. That split seconds when your body isn’t touch the ground or seeing the joy on someones face when they land their first round off. It’s those little moments that makes me love cheer.”

Our Senior Squad classes

In our Seniour Squad sessions you’ll experience…