Penelope Edler’s Chez Danse is located in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast. Owner and Principal Penelope Edler has over 30 years experience as a dance teacher and 15 years experience as an Australian dance adjudicator. Chez Danse offers classes in RAD classical ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and specialises in dance classes for pre-schoolers and adults.
We also hold workshops in the school holidays in dance, visual art and crafts to give the children a fun and creative experience.
Our facility is absolutely beautiful, designed to inspire and delight dancers of all ages. There’s even a gorgeous fairy garden for the children and grown-ups to explore.
Miss Penny enjoys passing on her love of performing and encourages all the great benefits of learning a creative art form to the children and adults she teaches and adjudicates. Holding a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Cert of Arts and a Diploma of Visual Art – Miss Penny believes that a well rounded education is essential for dancers.
Miss Penny has taught some of Australia’s finest dancers including Charles Bartley the runner up of So You Think You Can Dance Series 2. Charlie has gone on to feature in FAME the Musical, King Kong the Musical and was a featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Kyle Page, Executive Artistic Director of Dance North also started his dancing life under Miss Penny’s guidance.
Chez Danse offers children and adults of the Sunshine Coast a quality dance experience where they can excel in a friendly environment, no matter what their level of dance or experience.
Chez Danse only has experienced and qualified teachers
Penelope Edler has enjoyed a thirty year teaching career and is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has also taught the Les Griffith Tap Syllabus (Newcastle) for 28 years. Miss Penny is a leading dance adjudicator called upon to adjudicate some of Australia’s finest dance competitions. Miss Penny has studied extensively at tertiary level and holds a BA Communication, a Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing) and a Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Art).
Miss Bec is an RAD and CSTD registered teacher and has a Diploma in Arts (Dance). With over 15 years of teaching experience, Miss Bec loves getting creative with her students whilst maintaining a disciplined dance environment.