Our Teachers

Jess Parrott

Miss Jessica is from Belmont Dance Centre. 

At Belmont Dance Centre they believe having a passion for dance and a nurturing attitude are the two most important parts of being a dance teacher. Without these, you cannot expect students to grow.

They're here to watch their students grow from shy tiny tots to confident young adults. Whether your child is new to dance or an experienced ballerina, their team of dance teachers are here to foster their passion for dance.

Abbie McKay-Clerke

Abbie has been dancing at Maxi-Jazz since she was 8 years old and has taken classes in a wide range of styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro and Tap! She just finished her HSC year and excelled in Dance as a subject.

Abbie is a competitive dancer at MJDS, and also a Junior Teacher helping students showcase their love of dance. She has been apart of the MJDS Performance Troupe performing on cruise ships and travelling to QLD to compete at nationals.

Recently, Abbie has become trained in AcroDance and Dance Cirque and loves to perform on the aerial silks and lyra. Abbie’s dance journey continues and is excited for whats to come.

Georgia Way

Georgia has been dancing since 2004 with Maxi-Jazz and has loved each and every year with the studio.

Over the years, Georgia has taken classes in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Cheerleading and has recently become involved in the Dance and Cheer Competition World. Georgia is a Senior Dance Teacher at MJDS with a love for Tap, Hip Hop, Aerial Silks and Lyra.

She has had many dance opportunities in her years, from competitive dancing on the Nationals floor to performing on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship and looks forward to more opportunities to perform herself and empower dance students in dance opportunities.

Toni Zink

As Bling Performing Arts moves into its 15th year, principal tap teacher and owner Toni Zink is excited to have her own studio and to be able to put all her enthusiasm and encouragement into the kids.

Toni, has taught at numerous other studios for over 30 years.

“Our studio encourages kids to be all-round entertainers,” Toni said. “Students can do a variety of classes from tap to hip hop, from theatre to singing or if you just want to be a baby ballerina, that’s fine too. We Offer every variety in the performing arts through or studio.”

Classes are held from Monday to Saturday at Bling Studio's Broadmeadow. All classes are catered towards the students’ capabilities and age therefore there is a class for everyone. Even adults.

Australian Dance and Talent Centre

Amy, Kaleisha and Joel are from the Australian Dance and Talent Centre. Located in the Newcastle suburb of Cardiff, the Australian Dance & Talent Centre allows students to grow their passion for performing arts in one location.

They offer a range of classes across the disciplines of dance, singing, acting and musical instruments to allow children to develop a cross-section of talents. Their classes can be taken in a recreational capacity for students who want a broad range of skills or at an exam level for those who wish to see how far their abilities can take them. With a focus on being inclusive, diverse and fun, we provide children with regular opportunities to perform onstage and showcase their amazing talent. While providing top quality tuition is a priority for them, they also strive to create a safe and nurturing environment.

Dance on Newy

Introducing Luisa and Denise from Dance On Newy - your local Latin Dance community. They teach Latin and Afro-cuban dance rhythms - Casino, Son, Mambo, Conga, Rhumba and bring it all together as part of the wonderful mix that is Cuban Salsa.

Your First Dance Co. 

Welcome to Your First Dance Co., your go-to destination for all things dance! Discover a diverse range of dance lessons designed for both adults and children at our studios in the picturesque Hunter Valley and vibrant Central Coast. Whether it’s jazz, cheer, twerk, or tap, our classes promise fun and engagement for all.

At Your First Dance Co., we take pride in being your wedding dance specialists. Explore our tailored wedding dance packages featuring expert choreography and guidance for that magical first dance as a married couple. Additionally, we offer exciting hens day and dance party packages for groups. Join us in the joy of dance and let Your First Dance Co. be your partner in creating unforgettable moments on the dance floor.


Located on Hunter Street - Slay School is now in session. Check them out on Instagram. 


Abbey trained in Newcastle from the age of 3 and completed all her Royal Academy of Dance Exams with Distinctions. Abbey was in the Interstate Training Program with the Australian Ballet School from 2012 for 3 years. 

After graduating High School at Hunter School of the Performing Arts she received a overseas contract with Disneyland Paris. This contract gave Abbey the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest outdoor stages in Europe, working with international choreographers and getting to perform with people from all across the world. Abbey performed as a dancer on the Parades, along side the Disney Princesses and Characters creating Disney magic from 2017 till 2022. 

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