Our Story

Our Story

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.

Meet our team
Aaron

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron

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.

Kate

Kate

Kate

Kate

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.

Ryan

Ryan

Ryan

Ryan

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.

Penny

Penny

Penny

Penny

Penny started dance class at 4 years of age and has been dancing ever since. Training in jazz, tap and ballet, she started teaching dance at age 14. By age 18 she had completed her teachers’ qualifications and had opened her own dance studio, which she ran successfully for 13 years. After her marriage ended, and having sold her studio, she felt a massive part of her was missing. Subsequently experiencing depression it was dance fitness that pulled her out of the funk. So inspired by what dance fitness had done to help release her from that dark pace she become a dance fitness instructor, so that she could share that gift with others. She loves group fitness, not only is it fun, it’s a place where you can let go of your inhibitions, smile, sweat and connect with others. A full time fitness professional Penny teaches Les Mills BODYJAM, Les Mills Barre, Les Mills SH’BAM, Les Mills BODYBALANCE, Active Adults, ZUMBA & GROOVE. Penny loves cats, so much so that she fosters kittens.

Josh

Josh

Josh

Josh

Josh started dancing at a very young age, and by ‘dancing’ he really means ‘twirling around the house in mum’s netball skirt’. Starting actual dance lessons at age 7 he hasn’t stopped. He’s studied Jazz, tap (which he was terrible at), hip hop, contemporary and of course ballet - which he didn’t start until he was 16. Until then he absolutely hated it, falling immediately in love with it after his very first lesson! Josh discovered group fitness whilst recovering from a major spinal injury (ironically) sustained whilst studying dance full-time. Originally told he would never be able to dance again, he saw a group fitness class (BODYJAM) at his local gym and wanted to know more about it. It was the way back to the dance floor and he hasn’t looked back since. Currently Josh is working as a marketing consultant in his own Digital Marketing business, a major change of scenery, having spent the previous 15yrs working as a training coordinator for a Union. The joy that group fitness can bring to somebody else’s life, along with the change that it can make to somebody, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally is what Josh loves. It always manages to transform people’s moods and days (including his own!) from being sad or angry into feeling energised and happier. He loves that it gives him an opportunity to impact somebody else’s day and put a smile on their face. Josh teaches Les Mills BODYJAM, Les Mills SH’BAM, Les Mills Barre, GROOVE, and is currently co-developing a brand new Barre and a Dance program… watch this space. Josh has a very deep (and unhealthy) love for cake and all things desserts; and makes zero apologies for it. Eating it, baking it, watching shows on TV about it. He can always be tempted by cake.