The Studio Principal, Belinda Williamson shares with students over 30 years of dance experience. Belinda has danced since the age of 3, where she studied Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. She has completed exams in all genres with outstanding results. Through her dancing years Belinda has performed at Eisteddfods, performed at various public performances, attended dance workshops around Australia and overseas and studied the theory and safety of dance.
Belinda holds her CSTD Modern Jazz Teachers diploma and is a member of the CSTD Qld Committee. She is always kept up to date with the dance industry news and the current trends while being able to help enhance CSTD for the future. Belinda also holds a BA Business majoring in IT and marketing. In 2011 and 2012 Belinda travelled to New York to attend an intensive teacher workshop run by Broadway Dance Centre. Here she learnt from top choreographers and dancers including Wade Robson, Rob Hoffman, Gil Duldulao, Laurianne Gibson and Desmond Richardson. This fully accredited and certified course gave Belinda an array of knowledge across all dance genres and fresh choreography and techniques to bring back to NSD students.
Having grown up in Clayfield and attended Clayfield College, Belinda is very in tune with the needs and demands of children within the area. At Northside School of Dance, Belinda provides students of all ages with a fun and nurturing environment to learn the discipline of dance. Her aim is to pass on her passion, energy and enthusiasm for dance to her students and instill in them the necessary foundations and techniques for this timeless art form.
As the senior teacher at Northside School of Dance, Marc brings over 25 years of dance experience, along with an impressive performance background. Marc’s performance resume includes; Qld Ballet, Australian Ballet, Ballet Theatre Qld, Disneyland, Universal Studios along with various eisteddfods and public performances around Australia. Marc currently holds his CSTD Modern Jazz Teachers Diploma, is a fully qualified personal trainer and has also completed exams in the RAD and CSTD dance syllabus with excellent results. Marc constantly attends workshops and classes to stay up to date with current trends and the latest styles. He has a love of hip hop and musical theatre which keeps him returning to New York regularly for inspiration. Marc is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher.
With his extensive performance and educational background, Marc provides NSD students with high quality dance education. He brings an energetic and fresh approach to all classes and is eager to help students perfect their skills across all dance styles.
Jackie began her stage career with one of the lead roles in the QMT production of ‘Annie get your Gun’ which toured Queensland. Jackie has also travelled around Queensland and internationally with her dancing, touring to Japan 3 times. Jackie has received ‘honours’ and ‘honours plus’ marks in all of her CSTD examinations from Tiny Tots A through to Intermediate Ballet. She has gained her student teaching diploma in all CSTD syllabi and her full teaching diploma in CSTD Classical ballet as well as her sports acrobatics coaching certificate. Jackie has also gained qualifications in infant and remedial massage and injury prevention. Jackie has taught and choreographed for several schools around Brisbane and has also been a part of the touring faculty over the last 7 years.
Sophie has been dancing with NSD for over 9 years and in that time has taken classes in jazz, acrobatics, contemporary and ballet. She recently passed her CSTD Teachers Certificate in Modern Jazz. Sophie is also fully qualified in the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. Sophie has a wonderful way with the younger students and is able to help them all achieve their goals. She is a wonderful asset to the NSD Staff.
Term 1: 29th January –29th March
Term 2: 17th April – 30th June
Term 3: 16th July–22nd September
Term 4: 8th October– 26th November
Monday - 3:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday - 3:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 3:30 - 8pm
Friday - 3:30 - 7pm
Saturday - 8:00 - 4pm