Bobbie started dance classes at the age of four where she started learning Jazz, and hasn’t looked back!
Over 20 years later she’s still going strong!
Completing certificate II in Dance in 2006, Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2012 and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in 2013, Bobbie has recently completed her Diploma in Vocational Education & Training with aims to make BOLD a place for students to study qualifications in dance & performing arts.
She has competed in competitions around the region & state including the Crown International Dance Festival in Melbourne, and performed in many regional, state & interstate performances including dancing at Aurora Stadium, Tasmania for their annual New Year’s Eve Celebrations.
After teaching in Bairnsdale for 6 years, Bobbie took the big jump in 2013 and opened up BOLD School of Dance in Lakes Entrance and Orbost — bringing dance to far East Gippsland.
In 2016 Bobbie won the Young Achiever in Business award for the East Gippsland Business Awards, to go along with the array of finalist awards that the studio had won in previous years.
In 2017 Bobbie was nominated for teaching excellence from the Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards based on her teaching philosophy to teach habits; not steps.
At the end of 2016, Bobbie made the step to re-structure the dance school into BOLD Dance & Arts and began offering performing arts training to the area.
“I am proud to be actively involved in the local community & working with other talented, like-minded people to bring more opportunities to the area such as the East Gippsland Dance Festival & East Gippsland Performing Arts Eisteddfod.”
Ally started dancing at the age of five doing hip hop, tap, contemporary, jazz and theatrical.
She also dabbled in the fun genres of march & rods! But her favourite genres were hip hop & tap because she could hit all the hard beats and express herself no matter how she felt.
Ally trained at Kicks Dance Studio and went on to train at Westside Performance Group in Melbourne.
After taking a small break from dance, Ally joined BOLD in 2015 dancing in the adults dance class and has since become our substitute teacher for hip hop and contemporary.
Ally is looking forward to taking the Pre-School, Junior and Pre-Teen hip hop classes in Lakes in 2019 and can’t wait to see what her students can bring into the studio.
Bec has a fun past-time when it comes to dance!
She studied Classical and Jazz when in high school and went on to study full time at Dance Factory, incorporating Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary styles into her experience.
Bec has also completed her dance teaching & management course.
Bec was a gymnastics coach (Gymnastics for All) and has taught thousands of children (Prep – Grade 6) basics in gymnastics through in school gymnastics programs over the years.
She now resides in Lakes Entrance with her husband and gorgeous daughter, running a local holiday apartment business.
We are excited to have Bec join us as our acrobatics teacher, and come along to the studio to teach when we need her - you'll also see her dancing up a storm in our adults dance class!
Pats & Cuddles
Joey joined not only Bobbie’s family, but the BDA Family in October 2017 and has since become one of the most popular team members!
Joey is in the studio with Bobbie when he’s not with his furry friends at Paws Pamper & Play in Bairnsdale.
If you see Joey, he will more than welcome a pat and a cuddle (and possibly a kiss or two as well!)
Please let Bobbie know if your child doesn’t wish to see Joey, as she will ensure they don’t have to come close to him while they are at the studio.
Not quite 2 yet, Joey is still learning himself - so we teach the students tips and tricks when it comes to meeting dogs and how to happily and calmly let Joey know when it’s okay for pats and when it’s not… all under Bobbie’s supervision of course!
All teachers hold their current WWCC
Joey holds his cuddle card & is qualified in creating smiles & giggles