For the October long weekend close out the holidays with a three day workshop with some great Australian performers that find themselves with some extra time on their hands thanks to the Covid Restrictions. This is one of those rare positive outcomes as a direct result of the shut down of the Performing Arts Industry at the moment. All classes will be held at Studio 53, Mackay.
Pengelly Productions presents a long weekend of Masterclasses, for ages 7 & over, in all dance genres and Q & A sessions with current Industry professionals culminating in an On-line Virtual Performance. While it is encouraged that participants take all classes offered for their age group each day, it is possible to only attend one genre ie Tap or Musical Theatre by contacting the organiser directly.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to have an intensive immersion into all genres of Performing Arts, with a collection of industry professions rarely found assembled outside of the capitol cities.
All classes have been capped at 20 students
Full refunds are guaranteed should the event cancel due to any changes in the state governments rules due to Covid-19 health regulations and advice.
Don’t delay! Book Now to avoid disappointment!!
Dale Pengelly – Musical Theatre
Dale has been a leading light in the Australian and international theatre scene spanning over three decades.
His career started brilliantly with the young Dale being accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Having studied with such Australian greats – Steven Heathcote, Paul Mercurio and David Macallister. Dale went on to Queensland Ballet, where he became not only a featured soloist, but partnered with Rosetta Cook – one of the most celebrated and enduring partnerships Australian ballet has ever seen.
Dale’s passion for theatre was not just restricted to dance, he then stepped into musical theatre in the biggest way Australia had ever seen, in the phenomenon that was ‘Hot Shoe Shuffle’, a production that took him all the way to London’s West End. ‘As the World Goes Round’, was Dale’s choreographic debut, with Todd McKenney, Maria Mercedes and Jodie Gillies at the Sydney Opera House.
Dale has performed in many Australian Musicals.
Taylor Bubb – Hip Hop
With CSTD diploma qualifications, Taylor extends her expertise to a wide variety of students of all ages and abilities.
Launching her own business ‘The Choreographic Element‘ in 2018, she has been busy choreographing all over Brisbane in dance schools, state schools and freelancing in Mackay and Rockhampton, as well as performing in corporate company gigs and entertainment.
She was lucky enough to perform in the Melbourne Tap Festival after receiving the BPAC Tap Scholarship in 2013. She was also awarded a scholarship to Broadway Dance Centre in New York in 2014 for the most outstanding performer of the Brisbane Eisteddfod.
She has been highly trained in all styles of dance since the age of 3 and her passion shines through in all of her classes and choreography in all genres.
Nathaniel Hancock – Tap
Nathaniel started his dance journey at The Ritz in Brisbane and has been a cast member of Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs since 2010. He has performed in Europe, Asia, Bahrain, UAE, Australia, South Africa, UK and USA throughout his career so far He is a founding member of Street Feet Entertainment and The Australian Tap Company and is an integral part of The Tap Tour. Nathaniel appeared in the animated film “Happy Feet 2″ as a featured tap dancer.
He has also performed with Beat the Streets, Street Feet Entertainment and The Next Step alongside some of Australia’s best commercial dancers and tap dancers alike. Nathaniel is a founding member and Director of Rhythmism Tap Company and has been teaching and adjudicating tap dance both nationally and internationally for the past 11 years and shows that he has a great passion for sharing his love and knowledge of tap dance. He has been a member of the faculty at the past two Australian Tap Festival’s and The Sydney Tap Festival in 2017-2019.
His love of rhythm and unique, intricate time signatures really places him at the forefront of modern tap dance in Australia. These skills along with trick steps, fast feet and musicality driven choreography shows that Nathaniel and his tap dance peers are well and truly keeping tap alive in Australia.
Cassie Bubb – Jazz
Cassie developed her training at Steps Dance Centre, in Brisbane, from when she was 3 years old. Since then, Cassie has been performing all over the world. Completing 3 contracts with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which ranged from production shows to Chicago the Musical and Mamma Mia the Musical. Cassie was also fortunate enough to be Dance Captain on two of these contracts and has travelled to over 15 countries in that time. She also completed a contract as a showgirl in ‘Viva la Broadway’ with Bor Productions at the Galaxy Casino and Hotel in Macau China.
Greta Gilby –
Ballet/Lyrical & Showgirl/Cabaret
Greta grew up in Brisbane and trained in CSTD and RAD at the Carolyn Gilby Dance Centre. After school she completed an Associate Degree in Dance Performance at QUT, and gained her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (RAD) in the RAD headquarters, London. She spent 3 years as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, often performing as a replacement soloist and appearing regularly on Nationally and Internationally televised events. Greta also modelled in various Paris Fashion week shows. At the beginning of 2020, she started a new contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on the Ovation of the Seas.
Organiser : Rhonda Binnie of Pengelly Productions
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the organiser directly by clicking on the email link provided.