Sophie Alex School of Dance has expanded to several locations, with two in Hampton Park, and one each in Endeavour Hills, Sandringham and Frankston South. We are committed to creating a safe and fun environment for your child to pick up new pastime, discover their potential and make new friends. With decades of experience between them, founder Sophie Alex and teacher Miranda Garofalo will guide students in a gentle and encouraging manner to explore their chosen style of dance, be it ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary or musical theatre.
About Sophie Alex
I have been dancing almost all my life, I am extremely passionate about dancing and teaching.
Seeing someone find enjoyment and express themselves through movement and dance during my lessons makes me extremely happy. I love encouraging people to dance and perform. I work hard to keep my lessons fun , enjoyable but the same time learn technique and discipline. I am positive in teaching , energetic, enthusiastic and positive. I am a qualified dance teacher with my IDTA qualifications ( International Dance Teachers Association)...
in Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft and Musical Theatre, I also took classes in other styles such as acrobatics, contemporary,hip-hop . I took classes in Norway Oslo at PRODA centre, London England at Pineapple and Greece Corfu at Samantha Bridleys Dance School. I believe in supporting the individual needs of child in my class and finding imaginative ways of helping them to learn new steps,dances,songs,difficult techniques etc.
I believe everyone has the potential to move and perform beautifully and can find enjoyment in such freedom.
Our Teacher Miranda Garofalo
I am a strong, determined and passionate dancer. I am currently studying at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance to complete my Diploma in Dance Elite Performance. I have completed my RAD in Ballet, Tap and Jazz up to Level 7.
For 13 years I was a student at Stage School Australia taking part in their Young Australian Broadway Chorus as a performer in Musical Theatre. In 2004 I played Molly in '' Annie " with Phoenix Theatre Company, I then I played Gretal in " The Sound of Music"
In 2007 with Babirra Theatre Company I played Minnie from Annie Get your Gun. In 2013, Stage School Australia performed Suessical the Musical at the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festival which I performed in the chorus and understudy for Jojo. Above all , I have loved every moment of performing and dancing throughout my life. It has encouraged me to strive harder and learn better, to always gain more knowledge from every dance class. I hope to support , gain confidence and develop further as a dancer and wish to do so in teaching dance as well. I aspire to provide my dance knowledge to those who want to learn dance and love dance. I am now teaching Classical ballet , jazz and musical Theatre in Frankston at Sophie Alex School of Dance.