Sharyn Constable - Founder
Integrating her new studies with her vast knowledge of dance and music Sharyn was then inspired to create a valuable, safe and fun learning space for these children and DOTS was born!
Highly respected within the Australian dance industry, Sharyn is a registered Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet teacher and a RAD examiner with over 40 years of ballet teaching experience. Sharyn has studied classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, flamenco, diet & nutrition, pilates, body strength and conditioning.
In recent years Sharyn identified a lack of programs for children requiring specialised assistance, with needs that were not being addressed by mainstream dance teaching techniques and dance education courses. Upon investigating further, Sharyn completed Profectum and their introductory DIR Floortime Model course and is currently working towards the DIR Floortime Model Professional course.
ARAD (Australian Royal Academy of Dance)
Advanced teaching diploma of Royal Academy Of Dance
Diploma in Dance History
Diploma in Anatomy
Diploma in Psychology & Child Development
Currently serving on the board of examiners for the Royal Academy of Dance
Completed introduction to Profectum DIR - Floortime Model, & now fully qualified DIR - Floortime Professional and Profectum Member
Meaghan Willard - Teacher
Meaghan started dance at 5 years of age. She trained under Sharyn Constable in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Drama & Singing. Meaghan began as a student teacher at 15 years old & graduated to Solo teaching by age 17.
Now with 26 years of teaching experience in all aspects of dance, Meaghan has now completed her study of the DIR Floortime therapy & has teamed up with Sharyn once more.
Meaghan is very proud to be sharing the gift of dance via the innovative and progressive Dots Dance Therapy model.
Jane Houlihan - Teacher
Jane has been teaching dance in various genres for over 30 years. She was a former professional dancer and a studio owner of You Can Dance Performing Arts for 18 years.
Jane has been passionately teaching all ability/special needs dance classes since 2006 and has a great love for seeing her students thrive, reach new goals and most importantly - feel encouraged, supported, included and inspired. Jane is a qualified primary school teacher and works regularly with autistic students in the classroom. She hopes to further her studies of teaching education in the area of special needs in the future.
Jane is incredibly excited to be joining the amazing DOTS team in 2023 as both teacher and social media marketer.