Principal – Corynne Darcy
Tap (LGTDA), Jazz & Ballet (ATOD), Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), Acrobatic Arts, Cheerleading (AASCF) B.Ed (Primary) Honours
Miss Corynne’s passion for dance began at the tender age of 4 when she started Saturday morning dance classes with Coralie Bradshaw at Bradshaw Performing Arts Academy in Sydney. She was trained in jazz, tap, classical ballet, singing and musical theatre for five years until a family move shifted them from Sydney to Newcastle. She then continued her dance training with Pullars Dancing Academy until the completion of high school and completed her Les Griffith Tap Dancing Association Examinations with D.A.P.A. Principal Lesly Stevenson whilst studying to become a Primary School Teacher at Newcastle University. She was also trained in RAD Classical Ballet and has since completed all of her Australian Teachers of Dancing Examinations and is an Associate Member of the Academy.
Miss Corynne was also trained in Pianoforte and Musicianship Examinations with the Australian Music Examination Board and is qualified to teach Piano.
Miss Corynne enjoyed success in numerous solo and troupe eisteddfods throughout NSW and was awarded many awards and certification. She is a registered teacher with LGTDA, ATOD, PBT, Acrobatics Arts and AASCF.
Miss Corynne’s first stage appearance in Musical Theatre was Metropolitan Player’s successful season of Singing in the Rain at the Griffith Duncan Theatre as a member of the dance ensemble. She also performed in 42nd Street.
Miss Corynne’s love of dance teaching was at first discovered through volunteering to teach primary school dance as an extra-curricular activity. She has trained groups for Wakakirri – The Australian Primary Schools Dance and Drama Eisteddfod, Croc Fest, The Hunter Schools Dance Festival and Roadshows. She is a member of the Hunter Schools Dance Festival committee and is a choreographer for STARSTRUCK in the Hunter Region
After graduating her Bachelor of Education degree with Honours she was awarded the title of “Supergrad” and gained Full Time Employment with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training. She is currently a a Kindergarten teacher at Wirreanda Public School.
Miss Coryne first began dance teaching at 18 years of age and opened the Dance ‘N Dazzle Studio a year later after public demand. The studio has been operating since 1996 and boasts wonderful results in Jazz, Tap, National Character and Ballet Examinations with a 100% pass rate in all genres, and fantastic eisteddfod results for both Solos, Duos and Troupes with some students competing at the National Level. Miss Corynne prides herself on running a highly organised, efficient and professional Annual End of Year Dance Concert and mid year Mini-Concert. Inspiring students with a love of dance is one of Miss Corynne’s greatest achievements.
During 2021 Miss Corynne expanded her skills, successfully completing qualifications in PBT – Progressing Ballet Technique, a program that helps students advance in all forms of dancing with muscle memory – focusing on core stablility, weight placement and alignment with the world renowned Marie Walton-Mahon. She also completed accreditation in Acrobatics Arts from Canada and is certified in correct and safe acrobatic practices.
Dance ‘N Dazzle Studio is very lucky to introduce some wonderful teachers with outstanding expertise, experience and qualifications. All Staff participate in workshops and master classes on a regular basis to continue to broaden their knowledge and keep up to date with the latest styles of dance
Miss Brianna Dyson
Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, National Character, Jazz, Hip Hop
Miss Brianna has a cert IV in Dance, Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management, Cert IV in Training and Management, Acrobatics Arts Teacher Certification, Aerial Arts Teacher Certification & an Associate Diploma with the Australian Institute of Classical Dance. She has trained with Newcastle Ballet Theatre full time, Broadway Dance Centre in New York and En Avant School of Dance. She has been teaching for a few years now and loves teaching our students, putting our students through exams, pointework, concert work and making Medowie her future home.
Miss Hannah Ross
Jazz & Tap
Miss Hannah has completed all of her training (26 years) with Dance ‘N Dazzle Studio. She has been trained in Jazz, Tap, Classical ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. She has enjoyed success in numerous troupe eisteddfods throughout NSW and has been awarded the Studio 20 years of Loyalty trophy. Hannah has completed examinations for Australian Teachers of Dancing in Jazz ballet and has assisted Miss Corynne with The Tiny Dazzlers for many years. Miss Hannah has a wonderful rapport with our younger students and her talent, skill, patience and careful guidance is sure to make every student feel extra special.
Miss Kristen Doonar
Acrobatics and Dance
Miss Kristen has completed all of her training (15 years) with Dance ‘n Dazzle Studio. She has been trained in acrobatics, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre and Lyrical styles. She has also had extensive vocal training and is an accomplished singer winning many competitions around NSW. She has enjoyed success in numerous solo and troupe eisteddfods throughout NSW and has been awarded many studio trophies for her efforts. Kristen has completed examinations for Australian Teachers of Dancing in Jazz ballet and in LGTDA Tap. Kristen is currently enjoying being a new mum to her baby daughter. Miss Kristen is sure to teach some amazing new tricks to our Acrobatics classes and we know how much our students enjoy these classes.
Miss Lily Stevenson
Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary
Miss Lily discovered her love of dance when she started dancing at Dance n Dazzle at the age of 4. At a very early age she began competing in solo eisteddfods throughout Newcastle and Sydney, gaining many awards and championship wins. She was trained by Miss Corynne in classical ballet, jazz and tap completing numerous exams at Dance n Dazzle. At the age of 11, after moving away from Medowie, Lily began training at Newcastle Dance Academy in classical ballet, contemporary and jazz. During that time she competed in the Isobel Anderson Awards and the Genée International Ballet Competition. She also completed her RAD ballet exams. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in Tourism and Event Management at Newcastle University. Her love for music has encouraged her to study DJing at Newcastle Music Academy and she is now a popular DJ in many local clubs. Lily is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with our students
Miss Kyara Darcy
Tap, Jazz, Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop
Miss Kyara has trained all of her life with Dance ‘n Dazzle starting in our Mummy and Me class when she was aged 1. She has been trained in all styles of dance and is nearly finished all of her ATOD and LGTDA examinations. She has had extensive training around the Hunter and studies with well known Tap examiner and Adjudicator Gina Mead achieving some amazing results. In the past 14 years Kyara has won a dazzling amount of Championships and Scholarships at local, regional and National events. In 2021 Kyara won a scholarship to study at ED5 International in Sydney and Lee Academy on the Central Coast. In 2020 she won a scholarship to dance at BRENT Street studios in Sydney for an intensive. She also won the Abermain Senior Tap Scholarship in 2019. She was awarded the National Speed Tap Champion at Showcase Nationals in Queensland in 2018 and has qualified in 7 sections at Nationals in 2022.
Kyara is currently studying Dance, Drama, Music and a Cert III in Assistant Dance Teaching for the HSC at Hunter School of Performing Arts. She is vocally trained with Miss Alison Cox in Singing and Musical Theatre. She is also an ambassador for for Cloud Nine Photography.. Her stage presence is renowned as she just loves to dance. She has many young admirers that look up to her at the studio and has big plans for the future