Paige Ferrando is new to Mackay and new to Studio 53 Mackay, but she has a lifetime of passion for dance. Her adult classes start this Thursday evening (Feb 20) so we thought we would introduce Paige to you in her own words . . . .
“About me – I’m from a small country town & I started dancing when i was 4 yrs old. I just never stopped. I’m trained in Tap & Jazz; I’ve dabbled in cheer as an amateur coach, and I’m self taught with various Hip-Hop, Dancehall & Latin Vibe genres of dance. I’ve always taken every class I could find available so I could grow as a dancer, and keep on feeding my passion. And where there wasn’t a class available (chances are slim to none when you’re not of school age anymore) – Hello YouTube! I. Never. Stopped.
In my home town I’ve had the pleasure & honour of teaching younger children my self taught skills, instructing my own styles of dance fitness to both adults & children, participated in dance workshops & performances held & hosted by Dance North & Aus Dance QLD, and I have been a part of “Take The Floor” twice. Wherever there wasn’t an opportunity, I made one.
Now, this is NOT my day job, as much as I wish this could be . I have my own business that I run & work in, in 3 different locations, I’m also a partner to an amazing man, and a mother to two beautiful young boys (3yrs old & 11mths old) that always keep me on my toes! I’m doing this because this is what I love. This is who I am.
I’ve met so many incredible people through all of these experiences, some of them now lifelong friends & that is exactly the reason I want to now share my love for dance, create an experience, and meet some more inspired people through this journey who can relate & express their passion too. No matter how busy life gets (trust me I feel you!), you have to make time to explore your own passions & what makes you happy, whatever that may be.
No matter who you are, where you’re from, what drives your passion, what makes you the dancer you are, or want to be. These classes are a chance for you to challenge yourself , learn new skills, meet like-minded people & showcase your talent 💫