"As a dance studio owner for 40 years I know the importance of quality instructors. Shannon worked for me as a dance teacher for 10 years. During that time she developed an excellent rapport with parents and students alike. Under Shannon's tuition the students at Capital Performance Studios developed a strong sense of technique and musicality. I could always rely on her choreography being extremely polished and entertaining. I would not hesitate to recommend her to students wanting to grow and evolve as dancers."
Former Principal of Capital Performance Studios
"Shannon is a fantastic dance teacher. For the past 7 and a half years, she has taught our daughter a variety of dance styles, predominantly jazz, in both group and individual settings.
Shannon has an outstanding ability to impart technique and dance skills, and this is evidenced by success both in school performances and in Sydney-wide competitions and eisteddfods. She is a passionate, committed, and nurturing teacher. Her experience is revealed through quick recognition of each student’s unique abilities and style, and she always brings out the best in all her students.
Shannon is committed to instilling in her students the importance of teamwork in group performances. Shannon’s students realise and appreciate that they are part of a group, and each is responsible for all the others.
Shannon’s holistic approach to dance is truly inspiring. She teaches her students that dancing is not just about the physical moves but about their approach to dance. Shannon enables students not only to challenge but also to support themselves in their dancing. Most important perhaps, is that Shannon’s students come to understand that the dance journey is just as important as the dance destination.
We can’t recommend Shannon highly-enough."
"Shannon Clark worked for my company Bop Till You Drop for 4 years and continues to co-ordinate my school holiday performing arts programs. During this time, I have never met such a hardworking, dedicated and loyal dancer. Her professionalism and work ethic is second to none. She is extremely creative in her choreography and is very particular and highly organised. At our Bop Till You Drop program there can be up to 60 children. She coordinates all the activities and staff and the success of the final performance is in her hands. She has never let me down. Anyone that works with her can see what a breath of fresh air she is to have around. I believe she is a perfect role model for young adults."
Managing Director, Bop Till You Drop Pty Ltd
“Our daughter has been learning dance for the last 14 years. In our experience, Shannon has been a stand-out teacher for the 10 most recent of these years. She is dedicated to her craft and it shows in her uncompromising guidance to improve technique, her visionary choreography and her imparting of her dance knowledge. She has a strong capacity to work with children of any age as has been shown in all the concerts in which we have seen her groups dancing. Most of all, Shannon strives to bring out the best in each individual dancer, no matter what their level of talent is."
Lyn and Ian Patrick
"It is such an exciting opportunity to dance with Miss Shannon! Her passion and energy for dance resonates though a class, and is evident on my children’s faces when they are dancing. Shannon has so much enthusiasm for teaching, and supporting dancers to grow in their chosen genre, and realise their potential, regardless of ability.
I have a young son and older daughter, both very different dancers, under Shannon’s tuition. As such, I have been in a position to observe the breadth of her experience and the dynamic nature of her teaching technique. Shannon takes the time to genuinely understand each individual dancer, learn their needs and strengths, and is responsive with feedback to suit their learning, development, and approach to dance. I have watched my own children’s confidence and love of dance grow, along with their technique, skill and ability, under Shannon’s guidance.
My children learn more than dance in a class with Shannon. The sheer amount of fun they have, and what they learn about themselves as dancers and as people, is what compels me to recommend her as a teacher. Shannon’s teaching ethos balances the energy and pure joy of dance with the discipline required to learn correct technique and skills, allowing for safe performance, and to progress as an accomplished dancer. To achieve this, Shannon expects commitment, the commitment to give your best effort. The relationship she develops with each dancer certainly sees them wanting to give their best to her which is certainly true in the case of my children! It sees them wanting to try their best and being rewarded with their own achievement, and with Shannon’s enthusiasm for their efforts. This experience and consistency with her teaching practice, sees Shannon’s younger dancers who dance for fun, enjoyment, and with humour, grow into dancers who perform with energy, presence, precise technique and maturity.
I have happy, accomplished dancers, who have an experienced and energised teacher, which is why we dance with Miss Shannon."