Yvonne is the driving force behind Hightone Dance Academy.
Yvonne's love for dance started at a young age where she learnt dance in Melbourne under the tutelage of Dorothy Gladstone, learning classical ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Yvonne's dream was always to open her own dance school and this has come true with Hightone celebrating 43 years in 2018.
Yvonne learnt all styles of dance and competed in exams and competitions through out her dance career. Receiving high honours in her exams and winning competitions along her way, Yvonne went on to study jazz and tap under the tutelage of Antonio Rodriguez, a reknowned American teacher who taught the likes of Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen. She competed in various competitions throughout Australia, Yvonne has won Ballet Scholarships, Tap Scholarships, and Jazz Awards.
Completing diplomas with both the Australian Academy of Theatrical and Ballet Dancing and the Australian Theatrical Dance Inc. Yvonne holds teaching diplomas in Tap, Theatrical, Classical and Jazz. As well as being an Examiner with Australian Theatrical Dance Inc, Yvonne also belongs to the ATOD society which offers exams in all styles including Hip Hop. Hightone is the only school in Geelong to offer Hip Hop exams to their students.
In 2015 Yvonne completed her qualification in Acrobatics Teaching. This allows Yvonne to teach Acrobatics safely & correctly to all aged children. Exams are available for those who wish to complete exams in Acrobatics in a fun,safe and friendly enviroment.
Yvonne believes in allowing all children to participate in dance classes and to make this feasible we offer Jazz,Tap, Ballet & Hip Hop all in the one class for the 1 low price. No seperate classes for different styles of dance. This saves parents alot of time and money.
When you grow up as the daughter of a dance teacher, you can't help but catch the dance bug. After years of dancing and competing under the watchful eye of mum Yvonne, Jocelyn now puts her early childhood qualifications to good use with some of Hightone's youngest dancers.
Jocelyn has also received her Teachers Diploma through Australian Theatrical Dance Inc & completed her Cert IV in Dance Teaching & Management with Australian Teachers of Dance.
In 2015 Jocelyn gained her teachers qualification in Acrobatics. This allows Jocelyn to teach Acrobatics safely & correctly to all aged children. Exams are available for those who wish to complete exams in Acrobatics in a fun,safe and friendly enviroment.