Why we dance?
Kristy fell in love with dancing as soon as she started at four. Some years later Kristy choreographed a dance piece for kids in a local production of the Jungle Book in her hometown in Dubbo, NSW. Very soon a next-door neighbour who was in this piece asked her to continue teaching her. In 2005 (twelve-year-old), Kristy started her own mini-dance school and it’s here that her passion for teaching sparked. Soon there where twelve kids in the neighbourhood joining Kristy’s backyard dancing. Kristy has always believed that there is no need to sexualise dance for young children – instead let kids be kids. Both Backyard dancing and Colour of Dance offer(ed) an age appropriate and wholesome dance program. In 2018 Kristy took over the dance School in Seville, the beginning of Colour of Dance. Colour of dance aims to teach a rich dance education, have fun, make friends, keep fit and dance safely. We hope to bring some colour and joy to people as they improve their dancing. Our moving and grooving, from classical ballet to contemporary and funk, is based upon understanding the human body; this trains safe and impressive movement.
Three core aims at Colour of Dance:
1. To see students immersed in a rich, artistic ballet education through encouragement, building confidence and a positive self-esteem.
2. To value its people; students, teachers, parents, families, by welcoming you to enjoy our movement, friendship, creativity and theatre.
3. An age appropriate and wholesome curriculum.
Principal - Miss Kristy
The Colour of Dance teaching family started with Miss Kristy and has grown to include Miss Hadassah (VCA Bachelor of Dance) , Miss Caroline (VCA Honours degree in Dance) and Miss Holly.
Kristy has always had a passion for teaching; starting her first dance school at age twelve. Pursuing ballet since age four, Kristy completed her first Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exam in 1999. In 2010 she undertook the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, qualifying as a registered RAD teacher in 2012. 2014 saw Kristy training full time the Space Dance and Arts Centre in their two year elite performance program before being accepted into the Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where Kristy has been training the past two years. During this time Kristy has been teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and tap throughout Victoria.
Other Faculty include:
Samuel Chatwin (Technician & behind the scenes angel)
Emily Willetts (Social media artist)
Keith and Scott Chatwin (Lighting and sound technicians)
Di Chapman (Children's entertainer & balloon twisting artist)