MEET THE TEAM

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

 

Welcome to Dance Union Studios, a place of dance, passion and community!

As the Principal of Dance Union Studios, I am passionate in helping our students reach their full potential.

Whether or not our students may choose dance as their career, dance can be used as a powerful tool help build our students to be resilient, determined, confident and creative adults in a supportive environment.

As the Principal, I take great pride encouraging our students to be the best version of themselves.

My staff and I have an opportunity to instil life lessons and core values in our students through their participation in recreational classes and competition teams.

Nothing brings me more joy than to know our dancers see our studio as their 'home away from home' and a place where they feel safe, a place that understands them and allows them to express themselves without fear or judgement. 

I look forward to dancing with you soon!

- Abbey 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

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ABBEY ARMSTRONG
Owner/Principal

With over 20 years in the industry, Abbey has been providing knowledge and experience to young dancers across the Peninsula, the Melbourne Metropolitan and beyond.

Abbey is a qualified and professional performing artist; having worked in corporate entertainment events, television and musical theatre performances. Her career highlights include the Channel 9 TV Week Logie Awards, 360 Music Video, cheerleading for the Melbourne Aces (ABL) and performances at the Metropol Annual Ultimate Superbowl Event.

Abbey joined the Allstar Dance world in 2011 and has won multiple Victorian and Australian Championship titles as a dancer across her competition career. Abbey proudly captained a Dance Team to the IASF Dance World Championships in the USA for Pom in 2017.

A passionate dancer and dedicated teacher, Abbey's choreography has landed her 'Best Choreography Award' awarded by the Edge Australia; as well as coaching her teams to many State and National Championship titles.

Abbey holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Master of Teaching, Certificate III in Fitness and undertaking a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management with

Transit Dance.

 

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MARNIE WALTON
Dance Teacher

Marnie is a professional dancer, completing her full-time dance training at The Space School of Performing Arts, receiving her Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and undertaking a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management with Transit Dance.
 

Her performance credits include VIVA Youth Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Madonna Tribute Showcase and Finucane and Smith’s International production: Dancehall.


Marnie also had the amazing opportunity to dance at the 2019 Crusty Demons World Tour where she had the pleasure of dancing in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,000 people. 


Marnie loves teaching and her goal is to help others find their own style and feel comfortable in their own skin when dancing.