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PRO PROGRAM

We look forward to discussing your future in dance.

take your dancing to the next level

100% DANCE PRO is a one year full time program for pre-professional dancers aged 17+ who aspire to be a part of the performing arts industry. Our training program takes a holistic approach to learning with a focus on each individual’s journey and strengths.

INCLUSIONS

2 x WEEKLY CLASSES OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Jazz
  • Hip hop
  • Contemporary
  • Ballet
  • Acro
  • Musical Theatre
  • Pilates
  • Dance Teacher Training
  • Special Guest instructor [introducing students to styles outside the curriculum]

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Creative direction
  • Goal Setting
  • Nutrition, Health & Anatomy
  • Networking
  • Showreel
  • Headshots
  • Financial planning
  • Mindfulness and more
  • 1 on 1 mentoring sessions with director Jess Innes. This will personalise & shape each dancer’s experience guiding them to a fulfilling and thriving career in the arts.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Physical Conditioning

  • Safe dance practice
  • Knowledge of correct attire
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Development of strength, endurance, flexibility and balance
  • Mental health and wellness
  • WHS 

Dance Technique & Skills

  • Dance history and theory
  • Foundation technique
  • Core Styles covered include: Jazz, Ballet, Acro, Contemporary, Hip hop and Musical Theatre
  • Additional training in dance sub-genres

Performance Making

  • Concept development
  • Elements of choreography 
  • Choreographic devices
  • Freestyle and improvised dance
  • Choreographic phrases
  • Creating a finished performance
  • Creative direction 

Performance Skills

  • Learning choreography
  • Choreography Retention
  • Performance skills
  • Rehearsal
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Practical performance opportunities
  • Critical analysis of performance

Teacher Training

  • Teacher roles and responsibilities
  • Teaching dance safely
  • Inclusivity and diversity in the classroom
  • Teaching strategies and behaviour management
  • Lesson structure
  • Choreography
  • Studio culture
  • Assistant teaching experience

Industry Implementation

  • Creating a CV
  • Headshots and Showreel
  • Brand management
  • Equity rates and fair work policies
  • Networking
  • Audition technique
  • Agency representation
  • Etiquette and responsibilities

2023 TIMETABLE 

Our course runs Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm. By taking a 4 day approach to training we believe students can achieve balance in their study, home and work lives.

LEARN FROM THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

 

Jess Innes

Jess Innes

Founder & Director

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Jess is the founder and creative director of 100% DANCE studio in Sydney
which she opened in 2007 to share her love and knowledge of dance. 

Her expansive list of choreography and performance achievements include TV
work for NETFLIX “Motown Magic”, “The Morning Show”, ABC series “Hardball” and “Good Game” plus commercials for “Love Island”, The Kyle and Jacqui O show, KFC and Startrack Express.

Live entertainment opening for Iggy Azalea, performing at the Opera house with Junkyard Beats, NRL Bulldogs and Wests Tigers cheerleaders and Runway shows for Sass and Bide.

Corporate work for Lululemon, BONDS, Under Armour, Janssen, Crown Group and SES Australia.
Music videos for Gideon Benson, Krystie Steve, Olivia Foai, and Miss French.

Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNSW majoring in Theatre and
Performance and completed a Certificate IV in Dance at ED5 International. She is also faculty at the esteemed Sydney Dance Company studios and frequently teaches workshops around Australia.

Sisqo Francisco

Sisqo Francisco

Instructor

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Sisqo is a professional choreographer and performer from Sydney who teaches regularly both locally and nationally. Sisqo choreographed for HERMITUDE on their music video “Speak of the Devil” which won the Tripe J Awards “Video of the Year” in 2012, and was also nominated for “Video of the Year” at the ARIAS. He has performed on multiple TV shows including So You Think You Can Dance, The Footy Show, Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor and the ARIAS. He has also performed with many local and international artists such as Young Men Society [YMS], Samantha Jade, The Presets, Redfoo [XFACTOR] and Geri Halliwell. Recently, he has been travelling internationally in the world’s biggest magic stage show, “The Illusionists 2.0”. Sisqo has performed in New York at RAWartists and taught at Millenium Dance in Las Vegas and now that he is back in Sydney he has been choreographing and performing for the Sydney Kings [NBL] and Wests Tigers [NRL] Dance teams.

Paul Cordeiro

Paul Cordeiro

Instructor

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Paul has been a performer and choreographer for 30 years with his training beginning at WAAPA. He has since toured with The King and I, West Side Story and The Lion King among many other international musicals. Paul was the assistant choreographer for the 2000 Sydney Olympic opening ceremony and has also produced many of his own shows. Paul teaches at the esteemed Sydney Dance Company and is a beloved teacher of 100% DANCE

James Taylor

James Taylor

Instructor

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Throughout his career, James Taylor performed every male role in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker (except Drosselmeyer). He’s danced on stages around the world as a member of the Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, and Sydney Dance Company.

As a teacher, James is excited to pass down his inside-out knowledge of classical ballet and we count ourselves very lucky to have him a part of our faculty.

Liz Marcobello

Liz Marcobello

Instructor

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Liz is an accomplished dancer and highly sought after Pilates instructor specialising in Mat, Barre and Reformer. Her experience in both Dance and Pilates makes her an incredible source of knowledge to train our dancers to care for their bodies in order to ensure a long, safe and successful dance career.
Dominique Prasad

Dominique Prasad

Instructor

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Dominique’s training and experience as a professional commercial dancer has seen her dance for multiple music videos, corporate events and stage shows. Her studio management responsibilities at 100% Dance make her a wonderful role model for our students wanting a career in the performing arts whether that be on stage or in the studio.
Rachell Dade

Rachell Dade

Instructor

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Sydney based dancer and choreographer, Rachell Dade is a powerful force of sunshiney energy. She’s dedicated her life to the exploration of bold, colourful expressions of culture from around the world. As a performer, Rachell brings absolute fire and presence to the stage. For her it is always about connecting with and moving her audience.

As a facilitator and dance instructor, Rachell works hard to be your own personal hype woman, she creates a safe space for you to learn and feel good moving your body. She hopes her passion for the rich culture and history behind dance is passed on, and our respect and
support returns to the communities behind rhythms and movements we love so much.

Her latest collabs have been the likes of Google on their AI Dance
App, which was presented at their annual developer conference in LA, Dance Coordinator for Solange Knowles on her Sydney Vivid tour at the Opera House and the smiling, dancing, bod of Bonds comfy undies. She’s incredibly passionate about sharing Dancehall and was crowned Oceanic Dancehall Queen in 2017. She works hard
to keep her community pumping with energy and life as all in
all Rach loves the deep connection we all share through movement.

Raquel Cannon

Raquel Cannon

Instructor

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Raquel Cannon is a highly respected artist in her own right with years of experience in film, television and live entertainment.

Raquel holds an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts and has trained extensively at Sydney Acting Studio and The Actors Station.

Raquel’s credits include her role as an Actress, Dancer and Choreographer on the acclaimed feature film “Love you Like That”, A role in Shiseido’s makeup TVC, work as an extra on “The Invisible Man” and guest appearances on Channel 10’s “The Living Room”

Aiden Malaria

Aiden Malaria

Instructor

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Aiden has over a decade of acrobatic experience from tumbling, tricking, parkour and stunts, all the way to musical theatre, adagio and flaming acrobatics. He has trained full time in both circus and musical theatre as well as performed internationally with companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Opera Australia and Australia’s Got Talent.

With a wide range of skills and industry experience he offers a diverse teaching experience with real world applications. Aiden has also completed his Acrobatic Arts syllabus teacher training.

Madelane Knowles

Madelane Knowles

Instructor

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Madelane grew up in a small town outside of Canberra, starting Hip Hop at her local dance studio, age 9. She made the move out of home age 19, to pursue her love for dance. In 2015, she studied full time at Ev and Bow, followed by Brent street in 2016, obtaining both Certificate IV.

Since graduating, Madelane has traveled internationally to seek further training. Most recently, in late 2022 to Los Angeles; where she competed in Hip Hop International Championships with Kookies N Kream, placing first in Australia and top 8 in the world. Whilst in L.A, she partook in training from: Dana Foglia, Ray Basa, Lyle Beniga, Rob Rich, Shane Bruce, Justin Conte, Denzel Chisolm, Max Pham, Natsuki, Gerran Reece, Tobias Ellehammer, Josh Smith, the Seaweed Sisters, Lee Daniel, Karon Lyn, Kris Terry, Tony Tzar, Charles Williams, Laurence kaiwai, Dexter Carr, Boy Boi.

Since being back from LA, Madelane has worked for LED Dancers Australia, Apple TV, LinkedIn, featured in music videos and signed with 100% Dance Talent Management.

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