Teachers

Folk Dance Canberra’s four teachers have many years of teaching experience.  Throughout the year, they attend dance workshops of different cultures and styles to add to their dance repertoire and knowledge.  They have also all attended international workshops with ethnic teachers and choreographers.

Maria Jenkins

Graduated in 1998 from the Folk Dance Australia Teacher Training Course, beginning her teaching at FDC promptly thereafterAs well as attending the 2002 seminar in Romania and The Netherlands, Maria has attended seminars in Greece and Albania and several Israeli dance camps in Victoria as well.  Besides teaching an Intermediate class, Maria has also run regular Greek dance afternoons, teaching all dances and so making the events very inclusive.

Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane completed the Folk Dance Australia teacher training course in 2015. Rebacca's previous dance teaching experience has been in contemporary, creative and Classical Indian dance for adults and children. Rebecca teaches the children's classes and adult beginner's class.

Theresa Orchard

Graduated in 1998 from the Folk Dance Australia Teacher Training Course and has been teaching at FDC since then, and also at Canberra International Folk Dance Association.  Apart from a spell of just over a year, which Theresa spent in the UK, she has taught on a regular basis at FDC since her graduation.  Theresa has attended international workshops overseas in Romania, The Netherlands and one on Bulgarian and Armenian dance in Bali, plus Israeli dance camps with visiting Israeli teachers held in Victoria.  She presently teaches two Intermediate level classes per week, one evening and one morning.

Lesley Rose

Graduated in 1995 and began teaching a Beginner class in 1996.  Lesley’s overseas experience extends to seminars in Romania and The Netherlands in 2001 and 2002, Bulgaria, Albania, Armenia and a Bulgarian and Armenian dance workshop that was held in Bali.  She has also attended many Israeli dance camps, held in Australia, over the years.  From 1999-2009, Lesley was the Facilitator for the Teacher Training Course, presenting a successful course in 2001/2002 and more recently supervising the training of two new local teachers.  Currently, Lesley teaches a daytime Intermediate class and the Advanced class.