THE FUTURE IS HERE
JAZZ | BALLET | HIP-HOP |MUSICAL THEATRE|
CONTEMPORARY | ACROBATICS | LYRICAL | TAP| VOCAL
WIL SABIN DANCE ACADEMY IS THE NEWEST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL TO HIT THE SUNNY CENTRAL COAST. WITH AUSTRALIA’S LEADING DANCE EDUCATORS AND SOCIAL MEDIAS BIGGEST CHOREOGRAPHERS. PRE SCHOOL CLASSES THROUGH TO 18 YEARS IN ALL GENRES OF PERFORMING ARTS.
At Wil Sabin Dance Academy, we love bringing the excitement of dance and the passion of hard work to life.
For the past decade, Wil had been training at the largest performing arts schools across Australia and NZ.
In January 2021 he opened the doors to his very own Performing Arts School in 2021 with huge success.
Our encouraging family environment is something we pride ourselves on and feel that children thrive the most in this setting.
We offer something for everyone with classes in recreational dance through to elite professional level in all styles of the performing arts.
We provide the highest calibre of educators, choreographers and coaches who fully understand the emotional needs both in the studio and onto the stage, and pride ourselves on connecting dancers with the right mentors who inspire them to reach their full potential.
With Wil Sabin as the director of the studio he brings his 35 years of experience to the table. From competition dance, through to an extensive professional dance career and onto an internationally renowned award-winning choreographer, you can rest assured your children’s future is in good hands.
The dance industry can be a challenging and demanding space, so we are here at WSDA to help your child get closer to the dance career of their dreams. Giving them the tools and facilities to go from an “emerging young artist” into a “star”
Our popular afternoon classes offer a wide variety of genres to students aged 3-18 years. Classes include Ballet, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Conditioning, Jazz technique, Singing, Tap and more.
We have extension programs for technique, Gymnastics, Hip Hop Crews and elite solo coaching.
If you child’s heart is set on being a professional dancer one day – or if they want to dance once a week for some fun exercise – WSDA is the place for them! Take the first step and enquire now so you can be connected with the best trainers Australia has to offer.
MEET WIL SABIN
Wil Sabin is an internationally renowned choreographer and creative director based in Sydney. He frequently works with Australia’s leading recording artists in creating a unique image- from creative direction, through to choreography and styling.
Wil’s work is always cutting edge, original and on an international level. Clients include Cher, Jessica Mauboy, Alfie Arcuri, Nat Conway, Timmy Trumpet, Prinnie Stevens, Paulini, Melissa Tkautz, Zoe Badwi, Deni Hines, Reece Mastin and Courtney Act.
He has also worked locally with international artists: Grammy nominated artist ‘Deborah Cox’ and US Billboard #1 Artist ‘Luciana’, ‘Melody Thornton’ (Pussycat Dolls) and performed alongside 'Sir Elton John' in Hong Kong and toured extensively throughout Japan with international magician “Cyril”
Wil was a guest judge and mentor for New Zealand's Next Top Model Season 3 and also appeared on Season 3 of Asia's Next Top Model, which airs globally to 140 million viewers. As a show producer/director he has been involved in Australian Fashion Week, Australian Hair Fashion Awards, Australian Hair Expo working on major fashion shows and campaigns with some of the country's biggest supermodels, including Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor and Abby-Lee.
Sabin's international credits as Creative Director / Show Choreographer / Director include the MGM Grand Casino- Macau, The Venetian Casino- Macau, and 'Maxims Dolls' launching the very first casino in Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa.
In 2014 Wil choreographed and directed the Australian original stage show “Sydney After Dark” for the Planet Hollywood Casino working with SPI Entertainment in Las Vegas, USA.
Sabin launched the Andy Warhol exhibit at the NGV and is currently acting Creative director for recording Artists ‘Nat Conway’, the Winner of the Voice Australia, ‘Alfie Arcuri’ and one of Australia’s biggest powerhouse vocalists “ Paulini”.
Sabin looked after the entertainment for “March into Merivale” producing entertainment across 22 events in one month for Australia’s leading hospitality group – Merivale. And acted as artistic and creative director for the Family Entertainment program in Queensland for the the Katarzyna Group– winning the “In The Mix “ Award for Favourite club Night in Australia.
Recent Highlights include working as creative director for Nat Conway’s Australia day performance at the Opera House for Channel 10, heading the entertainment program for the Australian Champion Small Business awards and working as creative director for Alfie Arcuri’s top 4 release “If They Only Knew”.
A milestone in his career would be producing, directing and choreographing the Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary Parade Activation for the Goddess of pop “ Cher” which was performed live to a crowd of 500,000 and televised live on SBS Australia.
More recently he was a judge on Channel 7 hit show “All Together Now” which was nominated for a Logie Award and had featured work on Australia’s Got Talent and has been travelling across NZ/ Australia with his sold out master class series.
Wil’s work is second to none and always leaves his audiences wanting more. When a project feels challenging he uses the saying “ Where there’s a Wil there’s a way!”
Talisha Marie Yson, born and raised on the Central Coast, has trained in all styles of the performing arts.
Working closely with Jason Winters for several years in his youth programs and his film ‘3scape 3sixty’
She won several national dance competitions and a scholarship to Broadway Dance Centre through Dancelife Unite.
Yson is a Brent Street full-time graduate and "The Dream Company"
Show Business Graduate. She has performed on The Voice, has worked for Cameron Mitchell, Renee Ritchie, Paris Cavanagh and was a selected soloist at The Australian Dance Festival. She was recently featured in SONY artist ‘Isiah Firebrace’ music video “Know me better”. She also has gained representation with PJ Clarkes newest agency "Presley Management"
She has trained under the mentorship of Wil Sabin since 2016 and is excited to be on the faculty of WSDA.
TAP / JAZZ /
MUSICAL THEATRE /
ACROBATICS / TECH
Wil Sabin, an internationally renowned choreographer and creative director. Who frequently works with Australia’s leading recording artists from creative direction, through to choreography and styling. Clients include Cher, Jessica Mauboy, Timmy Trumpet, Prinnie Stevens, Paulini, Melissa Tkautz,
Deni Hines, Reece Mastin and Courtney Act.
He has worked with International artists including Grammy nominated Deborah Cox, US Billboard #1 Artist 'Luciana', Melody Thornton (The Pussycat Dolls).
Sabin has judged on NZ Next Top Model, Guest mentored on Asias Next Top Model, Channel 7's 'All Together Now' and worked on The Aria Awards, NRL Grand Final, The Voice and all major events for Sydney Mardi Gras for 15 years.
He has created shows for Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, MGM Grand Macau, and Resorts World Singapore Casino. He has won several prestigious awards in dance both here and in USA including WCOPA Coach Of The Year.
Lauren Elton is one of the most sought after commercial dancers in Sydney.
Performing along side the likes of Little Mix, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastion, Tones and I, The Veronica's, Samantha Jade, and Vera Blue to name a few.
Some of Lauren’s credits include X Factor, The Voice, Australia's Got Talent, The Masked Singer, The Arias, and the Australian film Razzle Dazzle.
She played 'Lulu' in season 2 and 3 of Dance Academy and was part of the dance ensemble in the Australian production of ‘Saturday Night Fever’
Elton, a former student of Wil's is thrilled to be on the faculty to help lead the next generation of up and coming performers into the industry.
Michelle has been teaching for 9 years specializing in RAD Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, working closely with RAD Ballet Examiners. She is currently training full time at Village Nation Performing Arts.
Michelle completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree, graduating with Distinction. She is currently working on her Honours research project, studying the biomechanics of dancers. This research focuses on using optimal training techniques to increase performance ability and prevent injury. From her studies, Michelle intentionally aims to ensure students of all abilities can engage in safe dance practice while supporting them to achieve their potential.
Recently, Michelle performed at the opening of the Allianz Stadium and performed in two triple threat performances at Light the Way Dance Convention. She also performed a self-choreographed contemporary piece at Youth in Performing Arts (YIPA), a classical duet at Coast Arts Spectacular and performed in Marko Panzic’s Sydney Showcase.
Michelle appreciates the opportunity teaching brings to share her love, knowledge and passion of dance to each individual student.
Nicole has always been active in the performing arts industry, having been trained in all styles of dance, acrobatics/gymnastics, drama and singing since she was 4 years old. Performing is and teaching is a part of Nicole’s DNA. She has competed at an array of competitions and eisteddfods spanning over 20 years as well as receiving a distinction her in her RAD Intermediate Exam.
Nicole has been a dance teacher for over 13 years now & has many years experience coordinating specialised dance programs for young dancers. Nicole has studied in Acrobatics Arts, Certificate IV in Fitness, worked as a personal trainer and a Zumba Instructor and trained two years of full-time dance training at Premiere Elite. Nicole accepted a commercial contract as a professional dancer in India. She featured in 14 Bollywood films, numerous commercials and television appearances, as well as performing at many of India’s most prestigious million-dollar weddings.
Nicole has performed in over 30 musicals with Gosford Musical Society
ACRO / CONTEMP / LYRICAL
Meet Miss Kate
She looks after our acrobatic private coaching and also our Elite Acro Extension Program.
One of the owners of Gosford Gymnastics -her
classe promote fun, exercise, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and provide an excellent foundation for all sports.
Gosford Gymnastics is an affiliated Club with both Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics NSW.
PRIVATE SOLO COACHING
Erin Hobden is a triple threat who actively seeks out all creative paths including dancing, singing and acting.
Erin has landed numerous leading roles in theatrical shows across the Central Coast including
‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago, Gabriella‘ in High School Musical and ‘Gloria’ in Madagascar.
Erin has also recently featured as the covergirl of ‘Leap Dance Magazine’.
At 17, Erin’s ambitions for the future entail pursuing a career in the performing arts industry.
Erin has been training under the guidance of Wil Sabin for five consecutive years and regularly competes as an elite soloist at national level dance competitions.
After assistant teaching for three years now, Erin has adopted a passion for encouraging younger dancers to be the best they can be on their individual dance journeys.
Do you have a little one who loves to move and shake?
For Ages 2-4 boys and girls
Our Pre School Program is on Saturday Mornings 8AM-9:30AM
and they are called
" Tiny Totts "on the timetable.
They do a variety of Ballet, Acro, Jazz and Stretch.
A perfect start to your child's dance journey at WSDA.
Age 11 -13
KTL = Kicks, Turns and Leaps
SCC = Stretch, Core and Conditioning
Acro = Acrobatics and Gymnastics
Company = Competition Groups
Superstar Thursdays is our program designed for all ages who love to dance, want to socialise and have fun with no competitions.
There are three classes on Thursday afternoons by our rockstar teachers. You will work towards performing a routine at our WSDA end of year concert in November 2021
Explore your creative side and jump into Contemporary dance with Central Coast's very own Talisha Yson.
Get your stamina up, your core strong and get your Cirque Du Soiel on with Fitness/Acrobatics with Talisha Yson
Learn your favourite Musical Theatre smash hit with Jazz / Musical Theatre with Talisha
Thursday Classes are $14 + GST each class
This program is an extension program is for students who show promise and commitment in acrobatics to help fine tune their dance acrobatics skills.
1 hour weekly intensive focusing on strength and conditioning to improve acrobatic and dance technique. Working to improve focus, resilience and empowering self believe to become their best possible self.
This extension program is designed to push the student out of their comfort zone and experience new types of training techniques which will improve their overall performance and skill level.
As this class is limited spaces this will give the student the opportunity to work with our coach one on one, and they will have discussion time to create an individual program guiding them to achieve their personal goals.
This is an audition only class and the extension program and is an additional cost of $15+GST per week
If you are wanting to take your acro to the next level - this is the class for you!
ELITE ACRO PROGRAM
The Elite Mini Development Program is an exciting new program for young elite dancers aged 7-10 years old.
Created by Wil Sabin as an extension program to further develop our young dancers technical skillset in dance, technique and acrobatics.
This particular age group is when young dancers learn good and bad habits, so we are breaking everything down, demonstrating how to safely and correctly do new elements and give them exciting new things to work on every week.
Focusing weekly on turns, leaps, across the floor, improvisation skills and acrobatics.
Wil is a former Elite Gymnast and the World championship of Performing Arts Coach of the year Winner.
In addition to this we will work on modelling , dance audition technique and how to prepare and audition for a Television Commercial.
This class is audition only and will be on Friday afternoons from 2-3PM
Cost of program will be approximately $15+GST per week.
YOUNG ARTIST EXTENSION PROGRAM
SUNDAYS 9AM-11AM @ WSDA
Open to any young dancer with big dreams! From any studio looking to further thier development.
Technique Turns Leaps Tricks Improvisation Confidence in a nurturing and fun environment
$20 PER WEEK FOR 10 WEEKS!
Audition Via Video
SELECT HIP HOP
We offer audition only Hip Hop Crews at WSDA.
Lead by renowned choreographer and our head of Hip Hop Miss Alysha Percey.
Through the past 7 years our hip hop crews have won several national titles under the names "OMG" "OG's" and "TOXIK"
They have travelled to USA to compete at an international level at HHI and also won an International Title at World Supremacy Battlegrounds.
This is an additional cost to the unlimited package and pricing will be available in 2021 for this incredible opportunity y to work with Alysha in a smaller setting every week.
You can see when the crews rehearse by looking for "Select Hip Hop Crew" on the Timetablke.
BRING ON 2021!!
SELECT HIP HOP
Elite Solo coaching is available for both technique and for competition routines with all of our faculty..
We compete in several local and national dance competitions throughout the year and encourage solo performing to build confidence in young artists.
Our soloists have had several national and international titles over the years winning Dancer Of The Year Categories, Highest Overall Scores, Championships and prestigious international awards.
Our Director Wil Sabin most recently won Most entertaining Group Choreography at GTB selected out of 800 group routines.
If you would like private coaching please send our studio Manager Mel an email with your request for solo work.
Please include if you would like : technique or competition solo and if you would like weekly or fortnightly or a block session.
Rates vary from teacher to teacher.
Please do not contact teachers direct - all solo bookings are through our studio management team.