Bella Body & Soul caters for children and young people, adults (both genders) and those who are young at heart, to teach rhythm and movement in a relaxed, supportive and comfortable environment.
To ensure maximum participation for all students, we encourage parents to leave children in the care of the dance instructor. Our lead dance instructor has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Senior First aid, Completed National Criminal History Check, Certificate IV in Fitness, Barre Attack, Boxing Level 1 & 2, Kickboxing, Suspension Training Certification, Current working with childrens check and British Dance Association (BDA)and Acrobatics Junior Certified and undertaking training & upskilling with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).
All Teaching staff will be required to have current First Aid & Working with Children's Check/Criminal History/Police Check.
Health and safety is paramount to ensure ALL STUDENTS get the most out of their program.
Renee Sloan (Bloomfield/Douglas)
Renee's dance journey began as a primary aged student ,where she was trained under the guidance of Di Salvatore Dance Academy in Leeton. Renee studied Ballet, Jazz/HipHop, Tap, Contemporary/Lyrical, Musical theatre, Pointe and Demi &National character. Renee was classically trained in Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and also completed levels the ADAP Tap Syllabus.
Renee has 30 years’ experience in dance and performance, competed in numerous competitions and completed many examinations. Throughout her training Renee workshopped with several of companies such as Australian Ballet Company, Brent Street, Bartuccio's and performed at various venues, including New Zealand and Disneyland, USA.
Teaching children became Renee's focus and she completed a Bachelor of Teaching Birth to 5 years, she has previously worked at a local early children centre and gym and has four children of her own. Renee thrives on furthering her education, studying different styles of dance and fitness. Renee has obtained certifications in Acrobatique Junior Certified and Intermediate Teacher Training, Certified Module 1 Teacher in Acrobatics Arts & Module 2 Teacher in Training, Barre Attack Certified Instructor, Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness, Current First Aid, Criminal History Check and Working with Children's Check. Renee is accredited with a British Dance Association and is a Full Member of the Royal Academy of Dance and currently upskilling in this genre.
Renee remains actively involved with her teaching in her local area and Griffith. She is committed to providing high quality Dance and movement experiences to her students. Renee has a strong emphasis of fun, fitness, teamwork, building resilience and fostering self-esteem.
Renee teaches Adults classes ranging from styles such as Barre Attack, Tap, Soul Stretch & Strength, Goddess (Burlesque) and Pole Fitness. Children's Classes taught at Bella Body & Soul consist of Ballet, Dance Tap, Contemporary, Acrodance & Dance & Stretch with me (carer/child class).Renee had also previously been a part of the teaching faculty Shannon’s Dance studio SDS located in Griffith for 3 years.
Taylah Smith- Assistant Pole Instructor-
Taylah's biography is short and sweet. She is 23 and currently living in Leeton.
Taylah's fascination with pole started in 2012 when she jumped out of her comfort zone and into her first pole class at Elevation pole fitness in Narandera. Since then she has gained strength, confidence and made many new friends.
Classes stopped when her teacher Nicole fell pregnant and it was a while before she would discover Sapphire Polesque classes in Griffith. Sapphire Polesque was where Taylah really progressed at pole under the instruction from professional dancer Lisa Maree DeMarco. Upon moving to Canberra in January 2014 Taylah started training at FitSistas in Braddon. She has had some time off while fullfillng her other passion, travelling the world. Taylah also enjoys other aerial sports such as Trapeze, Lyra and Silks.
You can find her teaching our Level 1 students on Thursday nights, assisting Renee with our Level 2 classes on Friday nights or attending some of her own favourite Bella Body and Soul classes such as Burlesque 'Goddess'.
Taylah has a current First aid and Police check.
Amanda Stanton- Assistant Acrodance Instructor
Amanda grew up on the Central Coast before moving to QLD in grade 5. She has always had a passion for dance and gymnastics, but never got the opportunity the pursue this. Amanda spent the next five years competing at a National Level in Marching girls. Amanda gained vital skills during this time, gaining confidence, value of teamwork and discipline and what was required to be able to compete at such a high level.
Amanda moved to Leeton in 2004, where she finally was able to join a local gymnastics team. Throughout this time she grew in all aspects of development, competing in state competitions and representing her local highschool. Amanda gained the opportunity to coach, which lead to coaching two age groups and assiting in coaching a third age group. Amanda gained valuable skills and knowledge from coaching and she continued to work hard to increase her strength and flexibility. Once the Local facility closed its doors in late 2010, Amanda proceeded to travel to Wagga Wagga to continue her passion up until it came to difficult with her young child.
Amanda completed a Community Coaching program through the AIS in 2015 and has a current First Aid and working with children's check.
Amanda continues to chase her passion and is focusing on bringing gymnastics to Leeton. Amanda values the importance and benefits of physical activity and is excited to come and share her knowledge and skills with Bella Body and Soul.
Lindsay Crockett (Black)
Lindsay has danced since the age of 3. She started her dance journey with Dance Centre MIA in the styles of jazz, ballet, tap and modern. She later pursued her training in Sydney at ED5 International where she found her love for hip hop and teaching. Over the years Lindsay has competed in different competition nationally and internationally some being International Hip Hop Champs, Australia's Got Talent and Loose Control. Lindsay has had the privilege to be dancer in various Shows like Count Down, Carols In the Domain and Tap Works. Recently Lindsay has been part of an Organization called Krosswerds which run hip hop events in Sydney, Malaysia, Philippines and New Zealand these events has given her the opportunity and platform for share her knowledge of dance and work along side some amazing dancers, choreographers, artists, studios and students. She now resides in her beloved home town of Leeton where she has found a great dance community to be apart of and will continue to travel with Krosswerds events and Endeavour to grow and share her love for dance with the people around her.