TRAINING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
IN ALL STAR DANCE & CHEER
2015 NATIONALS TEAM
Winner of 7 AASCF NATIONAL TITLES IN
ALL STAR CHEER & DANCE!
YCD - ESTABLISHED IN 2004!
12 YEARS OF NURTURING OUR COMMUNITY IN DANCE, THE PERFORMING ARTS & ALL STAR CHEER!!
JOIN THE MAGIC @ YCD!!!
CLICK HERE For our EXCITING 2016 TIMETABLE
Check out our action packed timetable - ALL AGES ARE ACCOMODATED!!
CLICK HERE 2016 ENROLMENT HANDBOOK
ALL YOU NEED to know about enrolling in 2016!
CLICK HERE For your 2016 ENROLMENT FORM
Please note this document is currently being amended so times may timetable... please refer to the timetable for correct class times. The enrolment form will be updated shortly.
CLICK HERE For the 2016 Student CODE OF CONDUCT Form
CLICK HERE For your 2016 'NURTURING PATHWAYS' ENROLMENT FORM
NOT ONLY DOES YCD OFFER DISCO DANCE BIRTHDAY PARTIES... WE NOW OFFER
CHEERLEADING BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!
IT'S A CHEERTASTIC WAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!!
CLICK HERE For CHEER BIRTHDAY PARTY information
CLICK HERE For CHEER BIRTHDAY PARTY booking form
NURTURING PATHWAYS IS COMING IN 2016!!!
Braintastic fun for Babies, Waddlers & Toddlers...
A tactile, active, musical, SUPER FUN, DEVELOPMENTALLY SEQUENCIAL & AGE APPROPRIATE curriculum - tailored specifically for 3 months to 4yrs to nuture the neural pathways in the brain, increase motor development & cognition & SO MUCH MORE through dance, movement and stimualted learNing experiences!!
HELP YOUR CHILD REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
YOUR LITTLE ONES SUCCESS IS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL
EXCLUSIVE to You Can Dance AUSTRALIA WIDE!!
Miss Jane & Miss Karlie trained in Seattle to become certified to teach in this AMAZING early childhood program... YCD is the only studio in AUSTRALIA RUNNING THESE UNIQUE AND WONDERFULLY ENRICHING CLASSES!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO OUR NURTURING PATHWAYS PAGE!
Start your child's DANCE journey with an
'ANGELINA BALLERINA ACADEMY CLASS'
For LITTLE stars with BIG dreams!
What's it all about?
An internationally renowned ballet program for 3-6yrs with heavy foundations in child phycology, it teaches in a multifaceted manner catering to all children's learning styles, the program has a strong literacy element, promotion of 'good dancing manners' and it's AMAZING ballet curriculum will give your little dancer a wonderful start into the world of dance! A tailored program to suit 3-6yr olds with two levels (level 1...3-4.5 yrs & level 2... 4.5-6yrs). Your child will adore this class and learn so much while being guided by Angelina!!
Angelina mouse ears and tutu's can also be purchased through the studio…which can be worn to classes each week...
You Can Dance Performing Arts School is proud to be an
Angelina Ballerina Partner Studio!
ATTENTION ADULTS...NO EXCUSES - JOIN A CLASS TODAY!!
Adult Jazz - Monday 7pm
Adult Hip Hop - Wednesday 6pm
Adult Tap - Wednesday 7:00pm
Adult Cheer - Wednesday 8:30pm
METAFIT/Bootcamp - Thursday 6:30pm
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YCD BRIGHT STARS DANCE CLASSES ... YCD offers exciting 2 dance classes for those with physical &/or intellectual challenges
TEEN BRIGHTSTARS - 10yrs-18yrs
ADULT BRIGHTSTARS - 18yrs plus.
Our experienced YCD staff LOVE bringing the joy of learning dance in a safe, accepting, happy and nurturing environment - YOU CAN DANCE IS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE!!
CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD'S NEXT BIRTHDAY WITH US AT
2 HOURS of DISCO DANCE PARTY FUN!!!
CLICK HERE- Disco Dance Party Information
CLICK HERE - Disco Dance Party Booking Form
MAKE A BOOKING or ENQUIRE TODAY
0416 213 816
BRIDAL DANCE CLASSES
Do you want something special & memorable for your bridal dance??
Do you want to feel confident about dancing at your wedding???
Do you have two left feet???
If the answer is YES to any of the above...
‘YOU CAN DANCE’ WILL COME TO YOUR RESCUE!!!
Create something special & unique for YOUR Bridal Dance.
Individualised classes, tailored specifically for the bridal couple to YOUR wedding song.
The emphasis is on YOU!!
Affordable cost for couples & small class packages if you wish to involve your whole bridal party available upon request!
AND BEST OF ALL
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!
In the last couple of years YOU CAN DANCE have had the great honour of assisting many bridal couples create an AMAZING bridal dance— where they have danced on their wedding day together, feeling confident and knowing they have created a lasting memory for themselves and their guests. You DO NOT need to be an experience dancer to perform a beautiful wedding dance and FEEL and LOOK amazing on the dance floor at your wedding!
Perform a Bridal dance your guests will talk about for years to come!
About YOU CAN DANCE
Performing Arts School...
You Can Dance! Performing Arts School has been servicing the Emu Plains, Emu Heights, Leonay, Penrith, Glenmore Park, Castlereagh, Glenbrook, Mulgoa, Mt Riverview, Blaxland, Springwood, Lower Blue Mountains, and Western Suburbs districts since 2004.
YOU CAN DANCE continues to provide its community with EXCELLENCE in DANCE, ALL STAR CHEERLEADING and PERFORMING ARTS tuition maintaining EXCEPTIONALLY COMPETITIVE tuition fees - ensuring opportunities to learn the performing arts are NOT out of reach for anyone! Their family friendly and 'real' philosophies along with the quality in teaching & excellent facilities have seen You Can Dance grow into one of the largest and most competitive schools in the Penrith, Emu Plains & Lower Blue Mountains region! Located at 2/8 Bromley Road & 2/125 Russell Street Emu Plains the school is in the heart of Emu Plains and in very close proximity to Emu Heights, Leonay, Penrith, Jamison Town, Glenmore Park, and all Lower Blue Mountains suburbs.
You Can Dance! offers an all encompassing timetable of classes in all facets of DANCE, ALL STAR CHEERLEADING and PERFORMING ARTS for ALL ages from 12 months of age up to adults!
NO-ONE IS EXCLUDED... There is literally a class for absolutely EVERYONE on the 2016 timetable!!
You Can Dance! offers classes in Jazz, Classical Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance), Tap (Glenn Wood Syllabus), Hip Hop, the ANGELINA BALLERINA ACADEMY PROGRAM (for 3-6yrs), Contemporary, Boys only Hip Hop, Breakdance, Musical Theatre, Tumbling, YCD BRIGHT STARS CLASSES for the physical and intellectually challenged, Pom (Cheer dance), Competitive & Recreational All Star Cheerleading, Stunt group classes, Metafit/Bootcamp and MORE!!
2016 sees the introduction of the NURTURING PATHWAYS curriculum for babies, waddlers and toddlers... this program is specifically targeted at the pre-school 0-4yrs age groups - it is developmentally sequential, tactile, active, exciting, musical, language filled and BRAINTASTIC fun for our little people and their parents! Its aim being to develop those important nueral pathways in very real 'prime time' windows to literally grow babies brains through movement and dance! Miss Jane & Miss Karlie both travelled to Seattle in July 2015 to complete their qualification and bring this AMAZING & very valuable program to Australia! YCD is currently the only school in the country providing this exceptional pre-school curriculum! They are extremely inpired and motivated to bring such worthwhile work to the children of our community... it also has a huge emphasis on parent and child bonding - so its a really beautiful program to nurture this relationship between parent and child! Such an important bond to nurture for the children of today!
You Can Dance! Offers great opportunity for their students with examinations in both Tap (Glenn Wood Tap Syllabus) and Classical Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance)... while exams are not for everyone and not compulsory it is definitley encouraged if we feel your child will gain from the experience - all students will work toward exams and some will begin their journey to achieve a dance qualification! Students doing exams generally have a much greater improvement rate because they are more accountable for their work... being examined by an independent expert, putting the extra work in toward reaching a goal and being applauded by their peers makes doing exams a very worthwhile experience indeed. YCD's Exam results are always exceptional reflecting the students hard work and the dedication of their staff!
You Can Dance! has purpose built Studios. They boast 2 buildings in very close proximity to accomodate their jam packed timetable in 2016! Studios are equipped with sprung wooden flooring, adjustable barres, mirrors and much more! There is also a large air conditioned reception/waiting area and 3 studios are air conditioned. YCD has extensive tumbling equipment and matting to accomodate their ever growing All Star Cheerleading program... and they continually update and add to their facilities to meet to need of their students! 2015 saw many new additions - a mini tramp, more tumbling runs, crashmats, various tumbling aids & a 10 x 2 metre Tumbling AIR TRACK - absolutely fantastic for students doing higher level tumbling to reduce the impact and keep students safe as they continue to improve the callibre of their skills! And they are improving at an astouding rate! YCD will continue to improve their facilities based on the needs of their students as they have always done. They take great care in ensuring safe progressions so their students are continually improving at a rate that is safe and challenging at the same time, as well as maintaining a high level of motivation!
You Can Dance! staff are qualified, highly trained and experts in their fields... providing challenging, nurturing, positive and exciting classes in all areas of Dance, ALL STAR Cheerleading and the Performing Arts. They continue to improve their qualifications and take every opportunity for the continued development as teachers... THE BEST TEACHERS ARE THE BEST LEARNERS!!! This is something YCD prides itself on!
You Can Dance! has a strong 'TEAM' philosophy which is embraced heavily throughout the school! TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK being their constant mantra! All students, teachers & parents are expected to work together to continue to create a positive environment in all areas of the school; no one is more important than anyone else at YCD...teachers and students will together celebrate their students achievements and develop their potential by nurturing self esteem and providing excellence in quality teaching experiences! After 12 years in this industry YCD have earned their place as a LEADER in the local community... through commitment to their students and families, and by year in year out providing a family oriented school with the exceptional tuition, keeping things affordable and in perspective, by caring about their students, by listening to their people and by embracing their students talents and leading them forward. Teachers at You Can Dance do not just teach the choregraphy...THEY CARE, MOTIVATE, INSPIRE & LEAD our young people of tomorrow in a positive environment attempting at every turn to bring the best out in EVERY student - EVERY class! Every student adds value to YCD...as is every parent. YCD's school of students, parents and teachers is what makes You Can Dance not just a great school, but a really wonderful community! You don't just find this anywhere!!
YCD's EXCEPTIONAL teaching staff realises the impact they have on the lives of young people and take they this role very seriously, as does studio principal Jane Houlihan.
We are so looking forward to an AMAZING 2016!!
Hope you can join us for the ride!
Please see our ENROLMENT INFORMATION PAGE for more comprehensive information about everything YCD can offer you in 2016!
Questions or need advice??
Call Jane - 0416 213 816
You Can Dance! School Principal Jane Houlihan has trained extensively in all facets of the Performing Arts - with an emphasis on dance. Her professional performance experience is extensive, performing & choreographing professionally for 20 years supporting numerous acclaimed Australian artists Australia wide. Jane has been teaching students in the performing arts for nearly 25yrs and is gearing up to train for her R.A.D teaching certificate after completing her Intermediate R.A.D ballet exam in 2015 (at the tender age of 40!!) receiving a 93/100!! Her love and care when teaching dance is a passion she has shared with literally thousands of students over the span of her career!
The 'TEAM' philosophy instilled in the school comes from the top down! Jane is an incredible leader who's talents as a teacher are excellent, but her ability to lead her students, teachers and parents is exceptional! Jane continues to be a great learner and continue to grow as a dancer herself and take on new challenges professionally for herself and is certainly inspiring to those around her! Jane's Primary School teacher education is a qualification used every day (although no longer in the classroom) giving her a greater understanding of the phsycology of children, and her wealth of experience working with children & adults of all ages, as a choreographer, as a mother of 3 and as a performer herself for so many years is second to none and incredibly extensive!! Jane is an approachable school principal who cares about each and every one of her students and parents attempting to maintain the personal service to her clients no matter how big her school grows. This is certainly of the things that sets 'You Can Dance' apart from many other local schools! The ALL STAR CHEER & DANCE aspect of the school grows every year, and YCD has proven to be extremley competitive - in 2015 they received 7 AASCF Nationals Champion titles in Australia's largest All Star Cheer and Dance (AASCF NATIONALS) competition which had over 9000 competitors!
YCD's family feel and friendly atmosphere sees its student number continue to grow each and every year along with the calibre of incredible talent...While maintaining its personal touch! 2016 is looking to be its biggest and best year yet! Their most powerful form of advertising being word of mouth! They are an established school, have an excellent reputation among their professional peers... and there is many reasons for this!!
Their AWESOME staff line up for 2016 is as exceptional as always, and as a staff they continue to improve their skills and qualifications to meet the needs of their people. Through anonymous survey each year Jane listens to her people, and continually improves the services they provide their students and families each year! YCD care deeply about their people and their staff take their role as leaders of our youth very seriously. Their aim is to provide challenging and dynamic learning experiences in a nurturing and positive atmosphere, while keeping things FUN and in perspective!
Jane is immensley excited about what lies ahead in 2016 for her school... and even more excited about the prospects of travelling with some of YCD's families to Anaheim U.S.A in April 2017 where they will compete in The American Showcase nationals Championships!!
Exciting times are ahead for You Can Dance!