ABILITIES, NOT DISABILITIES.

We are an all-inclusive dance studio located in the heart of Footscray. Our philosophy is to inspire dancers, young and old alike of all abilities to develop a passion for the art of dance.

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All-Abilities Ballet Contemporary Acrobatics Tap Jazz Hip-Hop Lyrical Dance 4 All

We offer classes and private tuition in: acrobatics, jazz, ballet, contemporary/lyrical, tap & hip hop. With specialised programs like Progressing Ballet Technique, Kinder dance, All-abilities (Rhythm Works Integrative Dance) and Acrobatic arts.

My name is Alyshia Clarke. I am very passionate about education, currently I am a fully registered teacher. I have experience working in both mainstream and special education settings as a Teacher, Education Support, Allied-Health Assistant and a Pre-Service Teacher.

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abilities, not disabilities.

Dance is for everybody!

Alyshia Clarke

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All-Abilities

Specialised for students with developmental delays, physical challenges, learning differences and sensory sensitivities.

Our all-abilities music & dance program uses the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance framework. Rhythm Works Integrative Dance goes well beyond the art of dance. Emerging studies are showing, when combined, movement, sound and rhythm have immense effects on the brain. The Rhythm Works Integrative Dance program uses evidence-based practices from sensory integration, behavioural analysis, and movement safety/kinesiology to provide opportunities for students to practice developmental skills across 5 developmental domains: Physical, Social, Emotional, Cognitive & Language. To our students, the classes are fun, social, and engaging. Behind the scenes, I work hard to ensure class content is purposeful and functional.

Assistive buddies are welcomed and may attend the class with the enrolled student at no extra cost to ensure every dancer has the support they need. An assistive buddy may include parents, guardians, carers, therapists or siblings.

Tap

An iconic broadway dance form that uses the metal plates on tap shoes to create percussive and rhythmic patterns.

Students will learn tap basics, building on technique and musical timing as they progress through levels and as their muscle memory develops.

Acrobatics

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling, partnering, contortion and strength.

Miss Alyshia is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. The Acro Arts syllabus provides students with progressions that enable them to achieve tricks safely and effortlessly. (Exams available on request)

Contemporary

Contemporary/Lyrical is a modern, creative and interpretive dance form. The choreography uses ballet technique to execute movements in order to story-tell or express emotions.

While it explores the ease of movement, it works within the body's natural alignment and the concepts of flow and weight, rebound and suspension, contraction and release, fall and recovery.

Throughout warm-up exercises we explore each of these elements across the room, floor work and a dance.

Kinder Dance

Our class content has been carefully designed to ensure it is engaging, fun and functional. Students will develop fundamental movement skills, social skills and self expression all while singing, leaping, turning, playing instruments and jumping. Props are used throughout the class to enhance technique.

Students will follow a similar structured lesson throughout the term to increase familiarity and as the skills develop so will the lesson to challenge their abilities.

Miss Alyshia is aware of developmental goals and milestones due to her role and experience as an educator.

We currently offer Kinder Ballet, Jazz and Acro classes.

Ballet

A classical dance form and base technique fundamental for every dancer’s training. Dancers develop grace, poise and a strong sense of alignment, postures and coordination.

Miss Alyshia is trained in Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and Australian Teachers of Dancing, Students will learn exercises from Australian teachers of Dancing syllabus and Progressing Ballet technique in order to develop knowledge of classical ballet techniques and lines.

Hip-Hop

Hip Hop is a unique and exciting style of street dance that has taken the dance culture by storm. Whilst it originated as informal street dance it has further evolved onto the stage and screen and into an audience favourite.

Hip Hop classes will focus on developing children's own style and personalities. Students will learn hip hop techniques such as: popping and locking, waving and breaking. A typical class will involve warm, learning new moves/techniques, a dance and a freestyle circle.

Jazz

Jazz is a vibrant and energetic dance form that is danced to broadway or pop music.

Classes will be structured to include warm up/stretch, body isolations, Jazz technique and a dance. Students will learn turns, kicks and leaps and increase their stamina, co-ordination, strength and flexibility.

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Wishing all our wonderful dance mums and mother figures, a very Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for showing up each and every week at dance class with your little dancers. Thank you for supporting them and us. We are so grateful and humbled to be surrounded by such strong, kind and inspiring women. We hope that you had the best day being celebrated! This is a friendly reminder that parents, carers or friends are welcome to join in our dance classes with their children at any time. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion like Mother’s Day to be welcomed to join in the class. We promise you and your child will have so much fun 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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Miss Alyshia is a finalist in the 7news Victorian Young Achiever - Josh's Rainbow Eggs Ethical Business award, an amazing achievement in itself. She is also eligible for the overall People’s Choice award and we need your vote! Click through to the link and click her picture, then hit submit down the bottom. You may vote once per day and need to log into Facebook. We would appreciate your support! We will find out in June at a fancy gala night whether she has won. 💜🌟 Dance 4 All 🌟Josh's Rainbow Eggs Ethical Business AwardDance 4 All of Footscray is committed to making dance accessible. Dance 4 All has revolutionised the dance community by providing inclusive dance programs. Its owner, Alyshia Clarke, advocates for every child to be able to participate. Her innovative classes support children and adults with diverse needs, breaking barriers to foster a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. Alyshia's approach combines her expertise in special education with her passion for dance, creating programs that enhance motor skills, social abilities, and self-esteem. Collaborating with families, NDIS providers, and schools, she tailors each class to meet individual goals. They have since built a supportive community where everyone thrives.🗳️ Vote here: awardsaustralia.app.do/2024-7news-young-achiever-awards-vic-people-s-choice-award ... See MoreSee Less
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Miss Willah has something to say!When our kiddos wish to communicate, whether it be verbal, gestural or with a device we always encourage it.It made us so proud and emotional to hear this special message from one of our students.Thank you so much!#allabilities #abilitiesnotdisabilities #danceisforeverybody #occupationaltherapy #speechtherapy #dancetherapy #musictherapy #Physiotherapy #dancestudio #disability #inclusion #inclusive #footscray #seddon #maribyrnong #kingsville #braybrook #yarraville #Tottenham #lovefootscray #specialneeds #neurodivergent #dance #ballet #acrobatics #hiphop #tapdancing #health #wellbeing #fitness ... See MoreSee Less
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Term two starts this week. We are so excited and so ready to be back dancing with you all in the studio. We can’t wait to see you smash your goals and reach for the stars this term. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the calendar date of Autism awareness day for 2024, although at Dance 4 All we promote acceptance, inclusion and awareness all day everyday. Let’s continue to celebrate all the neurodiverse people in our lives who brighten our lives, put smiles on our faces and make life worth living. #differentnotless #worldautismawarenessday #waud2024 #danceis4everybody #dancestudiomelbourne #allinclusivedancestudio #dancetherapy #occupationaltherapy #speechtherapy #physiotherapy #neurodiversityacceptance #bringyourchildtodanceclass #ballet #tapdance #contemporarydance #acrobatics #breakingbarrierstoinclusion ... See MoreSee Less
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Monica D'Angelo - Nenadovic
Monica D'Angelo - Nenadovic
07:16 14 Aug 22
5 stars all the way. Miss Alyshia goes above and beyond for the kids absolutely amazing with the help of Daniel and... Linda between all three they have had many many years working with special needs kids . It's a safe and happy environment for all the kids it doesn't matter what level your child is at there always the friendly staff to help help out . It's awesome to see the connections the kids are making with each other also. Thanks dance 4 all xoxoxread more
Sharna King
Sharna King
01:50 06 Feb 21
My daughter had an amazing day today, thanks Alyshia, you are so great with the kids, it's very inclusive and we felt... very welcome on our first day.read more
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Footscray Church of Christ
252 Gordon Street, Footscray. VIC 3011

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Phone : 0498 583 523

Email : dance4allvic@gmail.com

Our Hours

THU-FRI 4:30pm – 7:30pm

SAT 9:00am – 1:30pm