Specialist Jazz Dance Centre
The Jazz Factory, established in 1993, is the North Shore’s only Dance Centre specialising in jazz dance. We run classes for children of all ages and of all levels of dance training and experience.
Our aim is to foster a love of dance and a freedom of self-expression through movement, by means of the jazz ballet technique. Enjoyment is our number one priority, however all children are encouraged to develop their dance style and technique to their full potential.
In addition to weekly jazz dance lessons, we offer Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Troupes. Some students are given the opportunity to participate in dance festivals, eisteddfods and community events, ATOD examinations (invite only) and all participate in The Jazz Factory’s annual concert. Selected senior students are also involved in assisting our qualified teachers as they prepare for teaching diploma examinations.
Our Artistic Director at the Jazz Factory, Kim Dresner, has trained in all forms of dance, as well as theatre and music. Kim has taught dance for many years both in Australia and overseas. She is a qualified Associate Teacher with the ATOD. All teachers at the Jazz Factory are experienced teachers who are passionate about dancing and passing on their passion for dancing to the students.
Jazz Factory students regularly receive prizes at all major Sydney and regional eisteddfods, as well at State and Australasian Championship levels. 95% of all examination students have received Honours Plus or Honours with Distinction gradings.
Former students have danced with the Sydney Dance Company, Bondi Ballet, the Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Bollywood, Cruise Ships and ADT (Australian Dance Theatre) and have undertaken further dance study at HSC and university level.