Unlimited Feet Dance Studios is under the Directorship of  Unlimited Feet Performing Arts is under Mr. Jayson Smart and  he has been offering quality tuition to dance students for over 30 years with many former students going onto tertiary training and professional dance careers. Unlimited Feet began in Murray Bridge and Glenunga in 1993 after  Jayson purchased the Pamela Phillips School of Ballet and the studio now offers classes in Morphett Vale and Murray Bridge. 

Jayson commenced his studies with Kay Cranwell, Gwen Mackey and Susan Taylor in Adelaide before furthering his studies in London and New York. On returning to Adelaide, Jayson began studying at the University of Adelaide, completing a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) in 1989 and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) in Dance methodology in 1991 allowing him to teach dance in schools to year 12 level.  He is currently teaching at Reynella East College.

Jayson is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance (London) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing.  He has been the chairperson of the South Australian Regional Advisory Panel of the Royal Academy of Dance and has been a member of the Dance Subject Advisory Committee for the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA) and represented studio teachers and dance educationalists for Ausdance – The Australian Dance Council.

Jayson holds the Theatrical, Classical and Tap Teaching Diplomas of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, the Teaching Certificate and Teaching Diploma of the Royal Academy of Dance and is a fully registered member of the Royal Academy of Dance permitting him to enter students for affiliated examinations. 

In 2008 Jayson was appointed an examiner for the CSTD and examines students in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Theatrical exams throughout Australia, Asia and North America. He has also been appointed as a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the Royal Academy of Dance  who assesses the final unit for new teachers gaining their RAD Teaching Qualification. He has also attained his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

At Unlimited Feet Jayson teaches the classical ballet classes, the Senior and Advanced Tap and Jazz classes  and Contemporary classes

The Morphett Vale studio began as Ecole De Ballet in the 1980s and has been a centre of dance excellence in the south of Adelaide ever since. The studio is fully equipped with a sprung floor, mirrors, barres, piano and sound system; is air-conditioned and heated and is a very pleasant, modern, clean and professional atmosphere in which to work.  Murray Bridge classes are held in The Scout Hall Adelaide Road & Guide Hall, Standen Street.  

 

FACULTY                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brooke Arnold - ARAD, RAD (CBTS), RAD (RTS), CSTD (CB/TC)
Preschool Classes, Classical,  Contemporary  - Murray Bridge

Brooke has trained at UFPA since the age of 3 and has successfully completed her RAD exams up to and including Advanced 2. Brooke received an 'A" for SACE Stage 2 Dance in 2012  and in 2014 completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance. She has trained in all facets of dance and has been teaching and co-teaching the junior classes for the past 7 years. 



Saz Burton-Claridge - Diploma Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music), Masters of Music Education.

Singing Morphett Vale 

Saz Burton comes to UFPA with over 30  years  experience working with young people in musical theatre, in the role of vocal coach (as well as chorus director, sound engineer, choreographer, director, set and costume design) in more than 20 school musicals, including High School Musical and Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to name but a few. Many of Saz’s former vocal and choir students have gone on through the Adelaide Conservatorium and other pathways to careers in music. Saz is currently the director of the well-known choral and vocal program at Cabra Dominican College in Adelaide. She is also the Senior Boys Vocal Ensemble Support teacher in the annual Catholic Schools Music Festival. Saz is currently serving as the secretary of ANCA SA (Australian National Choral Association). Saz completed her studies at Western Michigan University in the USA, where she was awarded a membership to the prestigious music society, Phi Kappa Lambda, who honour excellence in academic studies and performance. Experienced in all popular genres, Saz has performed as feature vocalist in Jazz Bands for many years, most recently in Adelaide’s Lindy Hip Big Band, and the George Harrison Tribute Band in the Adelaide Fringe.

Sara Crockford BA/BEd(Middle School), RAD CBTS

Limber & Pointe and relief teacher Morphett Vale 

Sara began her training at Ecole De Ballet (now Unlimited Feet Performing Arts -Morphett Vale branch) at the age of 4 and has completed her R.A.D ballet exams up to Intermediate and her C.S.T.D Pre-Elementary and Elementary exams.

She began teaching at UFPA in 2005 and in 2006 completed her R.A.D Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies followed by a Bachelor of Education (middle school)/Bachelor of Arts with a Drama and Media major in 2010. 

In 2012, moving to Whyalla to teach High School Dance and Drama, she continued her ballet teaching with Whyalla Ballet School as well as choreographing for the Whyalla Players performance of The Phantom of the Opera. 

Currently she works full time as a Primary Performing Arts Teacher, as well as being involved with the South Australian Wakakirri  Dance Competition team and the South Australian Festival of Music troupe. 

 


Damian Hanley  
BA/BEd Majors: Drama/English  

Drama - Morphett Vale

Damian has recently graduated from Flinders University where he spent 4 years performing for the Flinders Drama Centre. Damian has a passion for all forms of drama and has the abilities to swap between high flying physical comedy and serious, gripping scenes of realism. Damian is currently also teaching Drama at Willunga High School.

 


Prudence Gazzola Murray Bridge


Valerie McDowall BA (Adelaide) Diploma Teaching.
 Adults (Morphett Vale)

Valerie is the former director of Ecole de Ballet (now the UFPA Morphett Vale Branch) and is currently teaching the Adult classes. She has extensive knowledge and expertise and has taught a wide range of styles including aerobics, jazz, tap and ballet.


 


 


Jessica Murray CSTD (MJ/TC)
Classical, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary - Murray Bridge

 

Jessica has been training at UFPA since the age of 3 and has completed her RAD ballet exams up to Advanced Foundation and CSTD Ballet to Elementary as well as CSTD Tap exams to Gold Star (Honours) &  Modern Jazz Grade 8 (Honours). Jessi also holds the CSTD Modern Jazz Teaching Certificate. Jessi was a  student teacher at UFPA for 5 years before taking her own classes at UFPA and other studios throughout Adelaide. 

Shae Schulz  Cert IV Dance 
Classical, Jazz , Tap, Contemporary & Hip Hop -  Murray Bridge

Shae has trained at UFPA since the age of 3 and has successfully passed her RAD Graded exams up to Grade 8 with Distinction. Shae successfully completed her Certificate IV in Dance in 2016. Shae has trained in all facets of dance with a particular passion for Hip Hop, Contemporary dance and young dancers.

 

 


Tamara Tane BA/BEd, CSTD (MJ/TC), CSTD  (CB/TC)

 Preschool classes, Classical,  Tap,  Jazz and Classical -  Morphett Vale 

 

Tamara has trained at Ecole de Ballet and Unlimited Feet since the age of three and has completed her RAD ballet exams to Intermediate and CSTD Jazz Grade 8 (Honours) & Elementary Ballet (Honours Plus) & Intermediate (Honours). Tamara holds the CSTD Modern Jazz & Classical Ballet Teaching Certificates and a Bachelor of Education (R-7)/Bachelor of Arts and does relief work at various  schools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karena Viant  CSTD (Tap TC)

Preschool classes, Hip Hop, Junior and Intermediate Jazz & Tap  - Morphett Vale

Karena has trained at Ecole de Ballet & UFPA and also runs her own studio. She has a broad knowledge of all dance styles and has a particular passion for Hip Hop. As well as Hip Hop,  Karena is responsible for the Junior and Intermediate Jazz , Tap & Theatrical classes and her students have achieved excellent examination results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 For enquiries please contact Jayson Smart:

unlimitedfeet@internode.on.net


For account and administration enquiries please contact Gary Spence - Business Manager:

ufdsaccounts@internode.on.net