You can find us at
Level 1, Unit 8 / 252 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, Vic, 3068 – Enter via Fergie St.
Inspiring people to move and fall in love with their bodies by providing fitness experiences dipped in fun.
We are a community focused dance and well-being studio and believe that everyone has a right to the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise; regardless of ability, age, size, gender or ethnicity.
Exercise can be daunting and maintaining can be challenging. That’s why Glow Dance offers an environment that focuses on improving your body confidence through fun, not hard work. We specialise in group fitness classes – with a focus on dance and stretching – where you can move at your own pace and sweat with a smile on your face.
Guided by our rock star instructors, our classes are sourced from the best dance workouts worldwide and are designed to suit everybody from nervous newcomer to the most extroverted party starters.
Do you want to get your body moving? Join our community of like-minded dance lovers today.
Kate truly believes that life is too short not to dance. A lover of dance for fitness for over 30 years Kate was initially hooked on the infectious fun of Ballroom Jive and 1940’s Swing dancing. After the birth of her son Finn, Kate joined her local gym. There she discovered she could indulge her dance addiction in the group fitness classes of Les Mills Sh’bam & BodyJam. There was no turning back! Wanting to step up and be a part of bringing dance fitness to more people, Kate became a BodyJam instructor in 2018 and the dream to create a bespoke dance fitness space was born. Drawing from a professional career of over 26 years as an Architect Kate brings a creative yet practical mindset to overseeing Glow dance. She loves meeting new faces, learning everyone’s name and obtaining an architect’s brief of the dreams of every new person she meets. Kate teaches BodyJam, Groove and Swingtrain. She also loves almond croissants and family hugs.
As early as he can remember Aaron has always loved dancing socially. He has never formally studied any form of dance, apart from a few months of ballroom dance lessons in his early teens, learning and executing choreography in various stage productions and spending time around the ‘dancing school’ world with friends, roped into performances as the ‘token boy’. Aaron is technically more on the ‘yoga’ side of things, although his style of yoga – POP YOGA – is almost a form of yoga ‘dance’ - moving the body in rhythm to a musical soundtrack – but through yoga postures instead of dance moves. Aaron loves the social interaction component of group fitness and the shared results that happen when working together with others, changes that people make through commitment and perseverance. Sharing his love of yoga and helping people access the mysteries of this ancient practice relevant to their modern lives, is his passion, along with a few other things ‘on the side’ including running a candle business and freelance work on various theatre/drama projects. He teaches POP YOGA and DYNAMIC CORE, as well as other more traditional yoga classes and has completed a CERT III/IV in Fitness. He could also eat avocado with every meal … or even just as every meal.
An introduction to Rock Eisteddfod at high school has a lot to answer for! That’s what sparked Ryan’s interest in dance. Going on to obtain a Diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre in 2002 he has been performing and teaching ever since. Up until a couple years ago Ryan was teaching production shows and supervising casts for Carnival Cruise Line. After moving home permanently to Melbourne from overseas, and with dance no longer naturally a part of his life, he felt a massive void, like his whole identity was missing. He discovered BodyJam and straight away knew he had to be part of it! Office Manager by day, performer and BodyJam instructor by night, he loves seeing people do things they didn’t think they could, and helping to bring out their inner awesome. Plus, dancing in a group is so much more fun than busting a move on your own! Ryan is currently teaching BodyJam with his sights set on adding to his repertoire in 2020. Watch this space! He once was very close friends with Disney’s Tigger and Goofy a while back.
Having done high school Phys Ed., Amy was pretty convinced that she was destined to loathe all forms of organised exercise, but then she discovered group fitness classes and was like, HECK YES, THESE ARE MY PEOPLE. She’s trained in a bunch of different class styles over the years but no matter what she’s teaching, she just want things to be fun. You know, in exactly the way that high school Phys. Ed. wasn’t. Amy joined her local gym and was invited to train as an instructor because she was always distracting the reception staff by talking to them for ages after classes. The director of group fitness figured he might as well hire her to be on stage and talk into a microphone. During the working week, Amy is a psychologist who specialise sin working with young people affected by complex trauma, and she supervises people studying to become psychologists. Amy teaches Step-Up! For GLOW, but is also qualified in five Les Mills programs. She’s been teaching various combinations of those since 2005. The sense of community offered by group fitness has always appealed to Amy. She loves that group fitness works for lots of people who might otherwise have felt that they couldn’t enjoy exercise. All of Amy’s spare money is devoted to travelling. Two of the more mysterious places she’s visited are Turkmenistan and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea but since lock-down, she’s grateful just to travel from Brunswick to Fitzroy, to get to GLOW.
Catalina started dancing, pretty much as soon as she could walk. Everyone in her family loves to dance and they would always be dancing at home and at family gatherings. She started performing and learning more formally when she was 8, joining a traditional Colombian dance group and dancing right through to her graduation from Uni. She has never stopped dancing or learning new rhythms.In her early teens she I started going to dance fitness classes, falling in love with aerobics and freestyle step classes. In 2010 she blended her two loves together and started teaching latin dance and Zumba, along with interactive dance entertainment. Initially Catalina thought it would be a fun way of making money, a dream come true to be paid for doing what she loves to do. Now not only does she teach but she also runs a business that supports other dance instructors to fulfill their dreams. Along with teaching Zumba and latin dancing Catalina is a social entrepreneur, master of ceremonies, facilitator and mentor. Teaching Dance is the “funnest” way to connect with diverse people, promote inclusion and prove that everyone can dance. Everyone connects through doing something that they love and it is good for mind, body and soul. Catalina is so vivacious that she named her business Vivacious by Cata Gonzalez. She also loves “cleaning” her house not others’ and her first degree was mechanical engineering
Ally is a retro music fanatic. Having discovered the joys of latin dance fitness in the early days of Zumba, she was sitting in her car one sunny day in 2012 listening to Beat It when she saw the matrix. Suddenly she understood how dance fitness principles could be applied to all her favourite songs. From this pivotal moment, she created (and began teaching) her own retro dance fitness classes, leaving behind her career as a Naturopath to pursue a life of leotards and leg warmers. In 2015 she was fortunate to complete group exercise training with two pioneer fitness instructors, opening the door to another world of classic workout nostalgia - freestyle aerobics. Ally is a passionate creative, and loves bringing her constant stream of ideas to life. When she isn't living the lycra dream, you can usually find Ally working on her other business endeavours with a chai tea in one hand, and one (or both) of her cats Jazz and Bowie in her lap.