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Terrie_photo_shootTerrie Wayside


Creative Director



I knew from the beginning that dance was my passion, despite the fact that my parents wanted me to learn tennis (this was a huge failure), but I won out and I have been dancing most of my life, and teaching for over 25 years.


I have a wide range of dance experience, studying classical ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary and was involved in amateur theatre, dancing in numerous productions and also in the role of choreographer.


In 2001 I graduated with a Diploma of Arts in Dance Instruction & Management from the unique dance teacher-training course offered by Box Hill College of TAFE in Victoria. This course gives a grounding in theories of learning, child psychology, anatomy, and safety in dance.  I received a score of 96% for my final teaching exam.


It is my vision to inspire the artistry of living from the heart.  Through unique supportive and nurturing education we enable the creative expression of our true essence and unlimited potential, to allow the full blossoming of mind, heart and spirit.


I am the founder and owner of “Dance Creations” that offers a series of dance programs, Mentoring & Coaching plus speaking engagements on a range of ‘art education’ topics.


I have a Diploma of Arts (in Dance Instruction & Management), a Certificate IV in Mentoring & Coaching and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.  I am a member of Australian Teachers of Dancing, Licentiate of Movement & Dance Education Centre, Toast Masters, International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Australian Women’s Mentoring Network.


I am extremely passionate about dance, and creating a space for children to grow in self-esteem and confidence, and flourish in their own unique way. It is a true gift and blessing to pass on the knowledge I have gained from so many talented and generous dancers, and I hope you will consider Dance Creations for your child’s dance experience. 


Formal Qualifications

  • Diploma of Arts in Dance Instruction & Management
  • Certificate IV in Mentoring & Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Licentiate Member of Movement & Dance Education Centre
  • Member of Australian Teachers of Dancing
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Member of Toastmasters

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