Plié, Groove’n’Shuffle opened in 1997 by Vicki Clare, and has since become the leading performing arts centre on the northern side of Sydney. Plié prides itself on offering professional and caring staff, a wide variety of subjects and affordable rates. Plié has seven purpose built dance studios, including a sprung studio for cheerleading & gymnastics in Cromer, three studios in North Sydney and two studios in St Ives. New in 2012 was the inclusion of our own theatrette on site at Cromer, for our students to perform regularly in a professional environment.
All students perform twice annually, at our mid-year ‘Concert’ and our end-of-year ‘Concert’. Plié is a performance focused studio. Our goal is to offer as many performance opportunities to our students as possible. Plié provides the essential stepping stones students need to prepare for the professional world of entertainment. No other local dance school can match Plié’s commitment to performance opportunities in which all students are encouraged to participate (although entirely optional).
Plié has a friendly and fun atmosphere, with classes to offer for both serious dancers, or for those who want to participate for fitness and enjoyment. There is something for everyone! Plié is most famous for our community feeling- students and parents enjoy friendships and form a strong support network- such important elements to encourage sportsmanship amongst our dancers, and create a sense of belonging. Students should not only reach their personal best in dance, but also benefit from increased confidence and social skills.
Plié staff share a commitment to training students to have solid technique as well as encouraging performance skills and creating a happy & safe learning space. Our staff all foster inclusion, team work, positivity, and encourage a supportive environment for all our students. Our teachers are all qualified professionals, who inspire our students on a daily basis. Our teachers are incredible role models in dance & life for our lucky Plié kids. All staff hold current Working With Children Checks.
Students from Plié have gone on to perform at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, have been accepted into NIDA & WAUPA, been finalists on 'The Voice' & 'X Factor', been awarded with Global Dance Convention scholarships for 15 years consecutively, have won countless eisteddfods, performed at Disneyland California, in video clips, many gala events, have appeared as soloists at the Schools Spectacular, performed in professional productions of ‘Aladdin’, 'The Lion King', 'Carmen', 'Shrek The Musical', 'Pirates of Penzance', 'West Side Story', 'Sound Of Music' 'Crazy For You', 'The King And I', 'Mary Poppins', 'The Gruffalo', have earned National Titles in Cheer & Dance, and have even become dance teachers themselves! One of our most successful graduates Nat Jobe, performed with Adele during her Australian tour!
Plié Groove'n'Shuffle - Cromer
Most Outstanding Specialised Business
2017 & 2018
Plié Groove'n'Shuffle - St Ives
Most Outstanding Performing Arts Business
2017 & 2018