InsideOutside Dance is a NDIS registered not for profit dance school offering dance classes for people with disabilities. The school’s ambassador and founder is international model Madeline Stuart, the world’s first supermodel with Down Syndrome.
Madeline believes dance provides students with confidence, social skills and fitness. Her mother and manager, Rosanne Stuart, helps Madeline facilitate at the school. Rosanne has been directing companies for the past 16 years. She completed her degree in Building Surveying in 1999 through James Cook University and was presented with Business women of the year in 2013. Currently, she owns four companies and her passion for working in the field of disability runs deeply.
The dance school works with disabilities, providing them with opportunities to learn a variety of dance styles and engage in performances and workshops. InsideOutside Dance school launched in February 2016 and now has more than 100 students at nine venues across North and West Brisbane. Over the past two years, they have secured performance opportunities at The Special Olympics dinner dance, The All Ability Balls in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg and Access Arts end of year event and the Royal Ballet.
Students who enrol in the dance school are given the opportunity to learn, create and explore new skills and techniques through dance. The dance teachers are all highly educated professionals who can teach both hip hop and contemporary genres of dance. Students who are committed, passionate and talented in dance are also offered the opportunity to join the performance crew. Moreover, their highly regarded performance crew attend and participate in shows and events across the country throughout the year. They currently offer their services in Kippa Ring, Mt Gravatt, Ashgrove, Jindalee, Brisbane CBD, Caboolture, Maroochydore and now Thornlands and will soon be opening up classes in Gold Coast and in Logan as well.
The team plan to expand the organisation to 30 locations by the end of 2020 with dance opportunities for every person with a disability.
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