Jane Houlihan (Studio Director)
2/8 Bromley Road, Emu Plains, NSW 2750
2/125 Russell Street, Emu Plains, NSW 2750
(02) 47 357797
0416 213 816
A note from the Principal...
Dear Students & Families,
If you are a new student or family joining You Can Dance in 2016, I sincerely welcome you and look forward to working with you and your children this year. I hope you will have an extremely positive experience at YCD and I also hope your child/ren excel in all their new classes! I know myself and my staff will certainly be aiming to make this happen in every aspect!!
If you are a returning student—I am thrilled you will be joining us again for another year of fun, learning & excitement...I look forward to watching your skills continue to improve and your talents develop more and more over the year! I hope everyone is already setting new goals to achieve in 2016! There is much to look forward to and to work toward!!
Thank you for choosing You Can Dance to take your children on their Performing Arts and/or Cheerleading journey—I can certainly appreciate the enormous amount of choice you have in our local area, so I am honoured that you have chosen us! I trust our students, staff and our current families will make our new friends feel very welcome into our school—our families, staff and students together are exactly what make YCD such a friendly, inviting, happy and truly GREAT place to be - for me these people are my second family! I feel very blessed to have such callibre of people enrich my life and make our school such an AMAZING place for me to work every day of the week! YCD will enter its 12th year in 2016... so we offer an incredible amount of experience in leading our students - I do my very best to keep things personal, inspiring, nurturing and to keep real perspective on family life at the same time! I take great pride and extra care to get to know my people and I really do listen! I feel everyone plays their part in bringing something valuable to our school in whatever capacity they are involved!
2015 saw such enormous growth in our students talents and abilities from our littlest superstars to our adults - a credit to themselves for all the hard work they put in each and every week and of course a credit also to the amazing teaching staff who continue to inspire our students to achieve their personal best! This is always our number 1 goal as teachers. Any accolades received after this is really just the icing on the cake!!
We had some BRILLIANT performance opportunities in 2015. Over 150 of our students travelled to Melbourne to compete in the Australian All Star Cheer Federation's NATIONALS with over 9000 other competitors! Nearly every YCD item competed received a top 5 placing and 7 of our Cheer & Dance teams became Australian National Champions and recieved 1st place! A remarkable achievement - and a reflection of the quality in dance and cheer education we are providing at YCD! What was even more impressive was the encouragement and pride felt by our students, parents and staff - this is the biggest prize of all! Every single student no matter whether they placed or not did their absolute best - which for me is all we can ever ask of our children. We also performed at several community events - Relay for life - supporting the Cancer Council, Carols By Candlelight at both Leonay & Penrith Paceway and you may have seen us dance up a storm in Penrith Plaza recently at a Flashmob for the Relay for Life 2016 launch!
Our 2015 presentation night wrapped up our brilliant year with all our class winners, special mention for AMAZING tap exam results (12 GOLD AWARDS 98% +... WOW!!!) and Oliver Emmingham recieving YCD's first 100% mark in his exam! Truly outstanding! We also introduced the Josiah Toft 'Encouragement' perpetual trophy where our award winners each year will choose a charity and YCD will give a $500 donation to! We also gave much thanks to the people who assit make YCD a success each year... and there are many!!
Students...this is YOUR year...take on new challenges, be open to new knowledge, be confident in what you want to achieve and GO FOR IT! Extend yourselves willingly, be inspired...be an inspiration, practice, appreciate each others achievements...and celebrate your own & WORK HARD!! You can only ever take out of something what you put in. Have a great year everyone!!
I wish everyone a happy and successful year ahead and trust that your time at our school will be prosperous, challenging and happy!
2016 here we come...READY, SET GO!!
Yours in Dance & and Cheer!
Jane Houlihan x