Created by Lucy Ellis Dance Coaching and Kylie Norris (#Norrisfit), IDT includes progressive stretch exercises and age appropriate conditioning exercises to strengthen muscles, increase agility, control and power in dance combos. The syllabus grades progressively train all relevant Kick, Turn and Jump techniques, PLUS video tutorials are included on the portal for many of the dance elements. All IDT exercises are short, easy to teach and easy for students to learn and retain. IDT aims to keep the dancer motivated to reach their full potential as a technical dancer.
Lucy Ellis and Kylie Norris have been creating and developing successful dancers with exceptional technique for decades. After travelling the world coaching & choreographing, both are ready and excited to impart their knowledge of technical jazz training to the dance community.
The IDT Syllabus is broken into 6 age groups with a Foundation level and an Extension level in each age group. We recommend students start with the Foundation level and then progress to the Extension level. Studios are welcome to begin students at any level their ability suits.
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Born and bred in South Australia, Lucy attended Scotch College Adelaide on a Performing Arts scholarship.
Upon graduating, Lucy attended Dance World Studios in Melbourne to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre & Dance. Between 2012-2014 Lucy was a Co-Director of the National Institute of Performing Arts in Melbourne and managed NIPA’s Professional Performance Team.
Lucy’s passion for technique training lead her to begin Lucy Ellis Dance Coaching. She now travels all over the world training students in dance technique and performance. Lucy’s dance workshop program, which includes stretching, conditioning, technique and jazz combinations, has been presented in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom to thousands of dancers.
Lucy is the co-owner of the dance technique syllabus, International Dance Technique, which has recently launched and is already used by over 100 studios worldwide. She also manages Elite Training Extension Program, a day program for dancers which is held in Sydney, Auckland, Perth, Adelaide and Gold Coast monthly.
Lucy’s production company Lucy-Rose Creates has produced three published dance books: Skillz Practice Guide, Goalz Dance Journal and Lucy’s Dancing Dreamz. In 2019, Lucy-Rose Creates is launching a touring children’s show titled Lucy’s Search For Starz.
Some of Lucy’s professional theatre credits include Sydney Theatre Company’s touring production of The Herbal Bed, Farther Bob Maguire’s Once Upon a Pantomime, The Young Stars Circus (Singapore Season), Victorian Opera’s West Side Story workshop, State Opera of South Australia’s Turandot and the Adelaide season of Windmill Children’s Theatre Company’s production
Other performance highlights include dancing at the T20 Big Bash Cricket season and making it to the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent.
Lucy has a passion for choreographing and has established herself as a choreographer for events around Australia. Some of her choreographic credits include: Ding Productions Corporate Entertainment, the Salvation Army’s Our Christmas Gift concert at the Melbourne Arts Centre, Lululemon Athletica promotion, Queensland Hornets Grand Final Entertainment, Ultimate Dance Cause, Dance Cancer Initiative, Pop Up Events New Year’s Eve Ball, Peter Combe’s Melbourne concert and Circobat’s Grandma’s Dream Garden Circus. Lucy also choreographs award winning competition routines for dance studios and students all around Australia.
Kylie is an accomplished jazz, ballet, and tap dancer who is the principal of Norris Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. For the past twenty years Kylie has trained dancers to a competitive and professional level, with many going on to embark on international careers. Kylie is a sought after choreographer, with her own distinctive style. One piece that has been viewed all over the world, is her work titled ‘Origami.’ The routine has sparked articles to be written about it in Creme and NZ Life & Leisure magazine, has appeared on television shows Good Morning, and The 4.30 Show and was invited to compete in Americas Got Talent. The routine appeared as a dance feature in NZ’s Coca Cola Christmas in the Park to an audience of 200,000 people.
Kylie holds a teaching certificate with the NZAMD (New Zealand Association of Modern Dance) in which she gained one of the highest marks in the country.
When not training young dancers, Kylie has worked alongside the best professional cabaret entertainers in New Zealand as head costume designer and choreographer for corporate events, creating showgirl routines with her own unique style and edge.
In 2017, Kylie based herself in Australia and has travelled extensively teaching, choreographing and adjudicating throughout the country; as well as Hong Kong and the UK. This year she has developed the Elite Training Extension Program with Lucy Ellis. This dance program offers regular workshop classes to help dancers reach their full potential. The program has grown rapidly; already expanding to Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.