11 October 2023
6 December 2023
Creative Arts Nest
Event Category:
  • Wednesday Nest Workshop

Beginner Jazz with Neroli Cousins


In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of dance technique including posture and alignment. The structure of the dance class consists of a cardiovascular warm-up followed by strengthening exercises to develop core muscles to aid in the execution of jazz steps. Once the body is prepared for dance, students learn techniques for various skills including turns, kicks and leaps. These steps are then choreographed into short combinations, which will be built upon to form a longer dance sequence to be presented in the final week. 

Venue: St Joseph's Regional College, 1 College Dr, Port Macquarie

Location: TBC

When: Term 4, Week 1. This is an 8 week course, each Wednesday starting 11th October, finishing Wednesday 6th December 2023. (Courses will not run during week 8 at Regional College, due to the Regional College Display Night)

Time: 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Cost: $120 for 8 weeks ($15 p/w)

Bio: Neroli completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), studying classical ballet, contemporary dance and choreography at the Queensland University of Technology.

Neroli combined her passion for dance with a Master of Teaching (Primary) from the University of Melbourne and worked as a Performing Arts Specialist at Epping Primary School, creating performance opportunities for all students.

Currently employed by St Columba Anglican School as a specialist Performing Arts Educator, Neroli also teaches the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus and choreographs works.

In 2022, Neroli has worked as an Artist in Residence for Wakakirri, facilitating a piece for MacKillop College that has been nominated for two National Awards. 

All Wednesday Nest Workshops are available for all students from Mackillop College, St Joseph’s Regional College and Newman Senior Technical College - regardless of what school they attend.  ANY Student can attend ANY workshop at ANY location, regardless of what school they attend.

Parents are to organise transport for students from school, to venue and pick up.

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