Hi my name is Jess Trost and Dance Culture Co is my passion (Previously Ghetto Dance Academy).
Ghetto was born in 2008, re-branded to align with what we offer. A culture of Dance. I’ve been teaching dance for the past 19 years.
I am a trained Dance Instructor, qualified to teach up to the level of VET in schools through Australian Dance Institute.
My mission for Dance Culture Co was and always will be to teach students how to dance in a fun, positive, nurturing, kind and inclusive environment!
Dance Culture Co prides itself on a passion based environment where students can come along and learn the art of dance in a non competitive setting. We are all here for the same reason and that is because we love to dance. Dance Culture Co is an environment where we don't compare or compete with others or each other, but share our passion for dance and just have fun doing so!
There are so many influences these days to be the best and have the best and constantly strive for the best so I wanted to create a space where people can leave that behind and from the moment you step into our studio you will feel welcomed, accepted and valued as part of the team!! It’s not about being the best as we believe each and everyone has their own talent and brings their own little flavour of character to the dance floor.
Dance Culture Co is a nurturing environment for your child to grow and learn in a positive environment where they know they aren’t going to be judged by others. We are all about encouraging each other and giving each other support. Building life long friendships and building little characters of a encouraging, supportive, kind, creative, inspiring and positive nature!
Our classes are full of giggles and fun and I can guarantee you will leave the studio feeling positive and included.
WHAT TO WEAR
Please wear activewear to dance class along with socks and joggers and remember to bring a water bottle.
If you have dance shoes please feel free to wear them, but by no means do you need them!
We get you to pay as you come for the first two classes and make sure you like it. Then if you’re keen to continue, we invoice you for the remainder of the term upfront.
Terms run with the school terms.
If you need to work out a payment plan, please just come and have a chat with me.
Please remember that all missed classes must still be paid for.
The only other fees are costume fees which we raise funds throughout the year to try to keep these fees to a minimum. Costume fees are given out throughout term 3 and 4 to save a lump payment near Christmas time.
For all the break dancers!!
We ask that you participate in a hip hop group class with Dance Culture Co which includes break dancing. Break requires a high level of strength and agility which you will gain the foundation skills in hip hop classes first! We will be running Break workshops throughout the year so check out our social media accounts to be updated with those!
Our terms run with the school terms.
The only public holiday we take is Good Friday.
Other than Good Friday we continue to dance on the public holidays as normal.
We ask students to get involved as much as possible in our fundraising. From selling chocolates to your neighbours, to coming along and supporting movie nights and discos.
All of the funds raised go to the costume fund to keep fees to a minimum for parents and students.
If you made it this far then I think you’re set!! 😉
Our Dance Culture Co family can’t wait to meet you and look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon!
Much Love xx
Jess Trost - Ghetto Dance Academy