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I have been dancing with Dance Central for 10 years now. I started in Jazz and Contemporary before then expanding in my second year to participate in DC’s development Hip Hop crew. From here I continued through the DC Hip Hop crew program for 5 years competing with DKC and DCV whilst still participating in technical styles. I was also a part of the DC Open troupe in 2016.
I have been a teacher at DC for four years now and love every second of it!
Q&A with Sally
What got you into teaching?
I was introduced to teaching as an elite student, and when the opportunity arose I was over the moon to get involved with teaching the younger generation all the skills and techniques I had learned over the years.
What styles of dance do you teach?
I teach Jazz.
What is your favourite group to teach?
I love the energy of the younger age groups (4-6, 6-8) but also thoroughly enjoy the creative challenge of teaching the 8-12 age group.
What is your style of teaching?
In my teaching, I like to embody discipline whilst making sure everyone always has a smile on their face. I enjoy chipping away at challenging techniques with my students over a period of time to their broaden skills whilst also instilling lessons about the theatrical performance side of dance.
What inspires you when it comes to choreographing?
When choreographing routines I really try to draw on the personalities of my students to make a dance that will allow them to thrive as performers.
What do you love most about dance?
What I love most about dancing is the ability to continuously grow and learn new techniques and the pure joy of performing.
What do you love most about teaching?
Teaching is so joyful; every week I love coming to class to cherish the growth and development of my students as they learn new things and build confidence in themselves.
What are your top tips for students to get the most out of class?
My top tip for my students to get the most out of their classes is to have a balance between focusing and having fun in the environment. Dance is a wonderful space to learn so many new techniques, stretch your comfort zone, and make new friends.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Trashy reality TV shows e.g. the Bachelor
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
All of my friends.
Tell us about your personal fashion style.
I am a dress collector! I love finding unique fashion pieces that are versatile, modern and stand out for being a little different.
What’s your favourite quote?
Less perfection, more authenticity
Where would you go on your dream holiday?