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Our Credentials

For over 27 years, the instructors at Dance Image have gone above and beyond to ensure our dance teaching is thorough, inclusive and always supportive of our young students.  We undertake regular training to ensure our teaching is world class and that students are in a safe environment. 

Our senior teachers hold tertiary qualifications in dance, kinesiology and theatre. Take a look at our additional credentials.

YPAD: Youth Protection Advocates in Dance

YPAD courses empower dance professionals with educational resources for a safe and sustainable future for the dance industry.

Youth Protection Advocates In Dance® was born as a response and solution to various negative trends that commodify and exploit youth and adults in performing arts. Courses share evidence-based research and proven best practices for a safe and thriving future in dance.

The executive team at Dance Image are YPAD certified.

Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a rhythm and dance program that incorporates evidence-based practices from sensory integration, applications to physical skills, and behavioral strategies. While the focus is on teaching students with learning differences and special needs, the program is also applicable to people of all ages and capabilities!

Certified RWID Instructors and Practitioners use the program as part of individual therapy sessions, as well as in group settings such as dance studios, school classrooms, recreational centers, assisted living facilities, and more, to increase participation opportunities for everyone!

Our Director Debbi Miller is Rhythmworks certified.

Autism & ADHD Awareness Certified

Autism & ADHD Awareness courses help evolve people’s understanding of:

– ADHD, which is also known as ADD, or attention deficit disorder, and Hyperkinetic Disorder
– ASD, which is also known as Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s

This training helps educators to understand the conditions, their symptoms, related conditions, variations of the condition, and more.

Our Director Debbi Miller is Autism & ADHD Awareness certified.

Cecchetti USA

The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level. This method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance.

Cecchetti USA has established a syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach. The Cecchetti Method is classic in its purity and clean style and enables dancers to respond to the demands of a variety of choreographers.

The method emphasizes the importance of using the entire body to establish a feeling for line. Focus is on instruction by studying and absorbing the basic principles which govern the art, rather than by mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style. The balance between the daily practice of both Cecchetti’s set exercises and each teacher’s new sequences is essential to producing a well rounded and versatile dancer.

Our Director Debbi Miller is Cecchetti Licentiate Certified.

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