Jayne Spencer is the Dance Director at Dance Xplosion and her love and passion for dance has spanned over 40 years. Starting dancing at the age of 8, dance has always been a big part of Jayne's life. Jayne's mission is to provide a dance studio for all abilities and ages believing that every child should have the opportunity to learn to dance. Her passion for teaching started at a young age and she has been very proud to see students go onto professional careers as performers or teachers'. Jayne has an extensive knowledge of exams and competitions in all genres of dance and finds it rewarding passing on that knowledge and her passion to her students. Jayne continues to update her knowledge and skills by participating in development courses, student and teacher workshops and business workshops.
Krysten studied Classical Ballet with Sheila Laing in Adelaide, where she gained her Royal Academy of Dance, Solo Seal. In 1984, Krysten travelled to London where she was a finalist in the Adeline Genee Awards. She also attended the Central School of Ballet in London. Krysten is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance Teacher and continues to update her knowledge and skills by participating in development courses and student and teacher workshops. Her passion is to in still an enjoyment and love of ballet to others.
Gemma was one of Jayne's students from the age of 2 and has studied all genres of dance. Gemma has many accomplishments in state dancing competitions winning the 2007 Junior Tap Championship, 2009 & 2010 Senior Tap Championship, 2007 Junior Theatrical Championship winning a scholarship to Dance World Studios Vic & 2009 Senior Theatrical Championship also winning a scholarship to Dance World Studios Vic. Gemma still loves performing and is a performer at Adelaide events. Gemma teach's modern jazz, hip hop and cheerleading. Gemma's love of dance shows in all her choreography and her dream is to instill a love of dance in all her students.
Kelly began her dancing career with Jayne at the age of 5. Her love and passion for dance has allowed her to compete in local competitions in troupes, solo's and duo's. Kelly is currently studying modern jazz, tap dancing, hip hop and classical ballet whilst also undertaking exams in modern jazz, tap and classical ballet. Kelly has completed up to grade 8 in RAD classical ballet exams, up to and including grade 6 in modern jazz exams and is currently studying her gold star tap exam. Kelly's gentle and caring nature and patient demeanor allow her to work cooperatively & successfully with students of all ages. Kelly hopes to continue to show her passion for dance by inspiring others to fulfill their potential
Alicia began dancing in 2008 with Jayne, training in many genres of dance such as; tap dancing, modern jazz, classical ballet and hip hop. Alicia also competes with the competition team, performing solos and troupe work. After Alicia's first few years of dance she decided she wanted to be a dance teacher herself and has continued to be persistent and determined towards these goals. Alicia has completed up to grade 8 in RAD classical ballet exams and is now training at inter foundation levels and has completed up to and including grade 7 in CSTD modern jazz exams in hopes to one day be a fully qualified teacher. Alicia hopes to inspire and motivate students to be the best they can be, as Alicia's teachers did for her.
Madi began her dancing career at the age of 3 and she has gone on to achieved high accomplishments in competitions in and around Adelaide. She has progressed as a dancer through extensive training and involvement in many genres but has strengthened her love for Hip Hop by focusing on the genre throughout the years and is also very passionate about modern jazz and contemporary. Performing is still a huge part of her dancing career and she has recently been part of a number of successful Fringe shows. Madi wishes to share her passion and love for dancing with others through her teaching.