Director Dance Head Quarters
/ Director Le Step on the Coast
Modern Jive / Pole
Emma had been dancing with Le Step
in Brisbane for about two years after discovering the
modern jive dance style while on a night out with her
Ballroom group! One look at the sexy moves and smooth
style had her itching to learn and shortly after, she
became heavily involved in teaching, choreography and
performing. Emma now lives on the Gold Coast and is
an integral part of the Modern Jive scene.
Emma has been instrumental in choreographing winning
rouintes for "Team Events" for Modern Jive
across Australian competitions since 2002, as well as
choreographing a number of routines taught on both the
Gold Coast and Brisbane. She is currently the Masters
Champion (the highest level nationally), after taking
out 1st Place in Sydney and Melbourne with her dance
partner Clint Glasgow from Sydney in June and July 2007.
Emma (and her dance partner Kent)
has been a finalist and ‘place getter’ at
the Masters Level at National Modern Jive competitions.
Emma frequently judges at national competitions and
teaches at various dance congresses and workshops throughout
Australia. She is well known for her enthusiasm and
love of both dancing and teaching and her love of Modern
Jive is infectious, drawing an eclectic group of wonderful
people to her classes. Her style is relaxed, fun and
easy to follow while concentrating on technique and
Emma understands that people learn
to dance for so many reasons and she strives to turn
out quality dancers who know how to have fun on the
Director Dance Head Quarters / Director
Le Step on the Coast
Modern Jive Teacher
Kent Willis has been dancing for
over 17 years, originally learning Rock ‘n’
Roll in Canberra where he grew up. Despite his parents
both teaching and being involved Ballroom and Rock ‘n’
Roll for many years, Kent only decided to try his hand
at dancing at a later age! Little did he know, he was
to get hooked on dancing itself.
After moving to Queensland in 1995,
for a change in lifestyle, Kent found himself heavily
involved in the Modern Jive scene with Le Step and became
a teacher on the Gold Coast around 7years ago. His love
of modern music drew him to this style of dance and
Kent continues to ensure the most current music is on
hand for classes.
Kent has been involved in National
Modern Jive competitions and together with his partner,
Emma, has been a finalist and ‘place getter’
at the Masters Level (the highest national level). Kent
is also a regular judge and MC at Queensland, Victorian
and New South Wales competitions and is well known for
his love of teaching. He has been a frequent teacher
at various dance congresses and workshops throughout
Australia and his teaching style is relaxed and easy
to follow with a strong emphasis on fun.
Rush was raised in LA before moving
to the Gold Coast at a young age. He first started Breaking
in high school before discovering a relatively unknown
dance style called 'Liquid'. Since then he's been on
a quest to master all styles that create superhuman
illusions. These include; Popping, Boogaloo, Waving,
Tutting & Animation. Recently Rush won the Planet
Dance National Final in Darwin. He's also been featured
on 'So You Think You Can Dance (Aus)' & got 3rd
place on 'Australia's Got Talent' with his crew Shift
Pole Dance/Fit Teacher
At the age of 13, Sarah represented
New Zealand in the nationals Gymnastics championships
after competing in the sport for 10 years. The years
of vigorous training cemented Sarah's future of becoming
a now, self-confessed fitness fanatic and pole dancing
After experiencing her first pole
dancing lesson herself 4 years ago, Sarah found that
her core strength, flexibility and rhythm from Gymnasitcs
excelled her through pole dancing and she developed
a natural ability for the art. Sarah began teaching
Pole, Burlesque and Lap Dancing in 2006 and is well
known on the Gold Coast for teaching in a fun, comfortable
and friendly environment and being extremely approachable.
Sarah's classes are well stuctured and tailored to suit
individual students to ensure progression and advancement.
Her pole fit classes are energetic, intense and fun
and will increase your strength and fitness in no time.
Her pole dance classes are unique, sexy and are great
for confidence building. Come and try one of her lessons
and you will not be dissappointed!
Hip Hop Teacher
Shakira has danced since the age of 3 in styles such
as ballet and tap until the age of 9. At this point
she changed styles to Jazz and Hip Hop which is where
she discovered her passion for Hip Hop. She taught,
performed and choreographed for "Sound House NZ".
She then spent another year teaching for another studio
in NZ before migrating to Australia in mid 2007.
Shakira's classes are dynamic, upbeat,
fun and a great workout, so make sure you don't miss
a single class.
James has come from a dance and performing background
and has been teaching Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and
Tap for a number of years. Although young, James has
a fantastic feel for music and his choreography is always
fresh, innovative and challenging. His classes are certainly
not to be missed.
Funk/Hip Hop Teacher
Kerene comes from an extensive dance background having
started at a very young age. After spending some 13
years with Kids on the Bloch's performing academy, being
trained in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jass, Tap,
Singing, Drama, Deportment and Modelling, she the started
teaching and dancing with Raw Metal in Brisbane. She
has recently moved back to the Gold Coast and joins
HQ teaching Beginner to Advanced Funk and Hip Hop. She
is vibrant, fun, but will push your boundaries of dance!