Contemporary Class North Melbourne

Ministry of Dance

Ministry of Dance

Private Teacher

Summer Dance Program-Jazz, Hip Pop and more

North Melbourne Victoria 3051

746

Views

Standard

Response time

About the Class

Category Contemporary Class North Melbourne
Class Type Regular Group Class
Age Group Preschool, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Adult
Study Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Language
  • English

Class Introduction

Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance holds a summer dance program to start the fabulous year off. Summer School at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance is the perfect school holiday activity to keep the children entertained and active.

Throughout the week long Summer School, you can be part of the biggest and best summer school dance and performance experience and learn from some of Australia’s leading choreographers including Jason Coleman himself. Our classes are comprehensive and varied, including Jazz, Broadway, Hip Hop, Commercial, Contemporary, Vocal and Acting.

About the Teacher

Short Introduction and Accomplishments

Jason’s diverse talent has been in great demand since arriving in Sydney as a 17 year old in 1987. As a dancer, actor, choreographer and more recently director, he has covered more show business territory than most. In fact, even if you don’t realise it, you probably would have seen either Jason or his choreography on television, stage or the big screen. Jason’s music industry credits are as numerous as they are diverse. Most notable is that Jason has choreographed for, Christine Anu, Tina Arena, Sheena Easton, Chrissy Amphlett, Human Nature, Bardot, John Farnham, Chaka Khan, Vanessa Amorosi, the Bee Gees, Bardot, Deni Hines, Kate Ceberano, Euphoria, Toni Pearen, Melissa Tkautz ...the list goes on - and as a young dancer Jason even performed on the same bill as international artists like Whitney Houston and the legendary Frank Sinatra. Jason’s engagement as choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the ‘2000 Sydney Olympic Games’ was, at the time, his most notable credit to mention. Jason was the only choreographer asked to work on both the opening and closing ceremonies. This broadcast was seen by 3.8 billion people across the globe and therefore was the biggest TV audience for any event ever. Following the international success of the extraordinary 2000 Olympic Ceremonies Jason was chosen to choreograph for the highly acclaimed handover ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Jason subsequently acted as Director of Choreography for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. This was one of the largest and most expensive shows ever made anywhere on earth. As well as choreographing himself Jason was responsible for directing an international team of choreographers for this event. Jason also acted as a segment Director on both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies In 2006 Jason embarked on a journey to cast dancers from around the world. Jason was asked to head an international team. This team held dancers auditions in Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Dubai, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. Jason chose 250 professional dancers from 12 countries. He also had the pleasure of studying with a master teacher/chorographer in traditional dance forms in all of the pre-mentioned countries. This trip, which Jason nicknamed ‘The Dance Safari’, was truly an extraordinary international dance experience. It was a once in a life time collection of extraordinary talent, and a highlight in his dance career. On television Jason has worked as a choreographer on shows such as Water Rats, G.P. E-Street, Popstars, Hey Hey it’s Saturday, Roy and H.G. the Footy Show and the Midday Show. He was also responsible for choreographing three consecutive LOGIE Awards 1997, 1998 & 1999, as well as the 1997 AFL Grand Final entertainment and the 2003/2004 State of Origin Entertainment. Through the 90’s Jason was also Resident Choreographer for Channel Nine Sydney. In 2000/2001 Jason worked as a Judge and Choreographer on the number one rating TV show Pop Stars. It was through this that Jason’s public profile as a choreographer really took off. Subsequently Jason is often asked to judge, adjudicate, and audition dancers across the country and around the world. Jason choreographed the inaugural and following two Helpmann Awards. This is an industry awards ceremony celebrating the fields of Musical Theatre, Live Plays, Ballet and Opera. It was an honour for Jason to once again be chosen to choreograph for an industry based project. In January 2003, Jason was chosen by an international advertising agency to choreograph a world wide TV and Film commercial, for the giant American based multi-national company L and M. This feature commercial was played in twenty seven different countries around the world. Jason also acted as assistant director on this two-week shoot. Jason has extensive experience choreographing in the lucrative world of corporate entertainment. With clients such as Qantas, Toyota, Ford, IBM, Mercedes, VW, Dulux, Lexus, NRMA, Telstra, McDonalds, Compaq, Melbourne Racing Carnival, etc…. All of these clients, and more, rely on his direction and choreography for their respective entertainment requirements, or product launches. Jason was thrilled to be chosen by George Miller to work as a Choreographer and Dance Consultant on the feature film Happy Feet. Jason consequently also played a motion capture performance role in this feature film. In 1997 Jason spent three months playing a supporting role in a feature film with Paul Mercurio. Shortly after, Jason was approached to do two other feature film roles but was unavailable due to his musical theatre commitments. Jason made his directing debut in 1996 working as Assistant Director and Choreographer to David Atkins on Little Shop of Horrors shortly followed by Sweet Charity and the highly successful musical Fame. Since then Jason has acted both as a Choreographer and Assistant Director on the arena spectacular The Man From Snowy River. And most recently Jason is thrilled to have received critical acclaim for his choreographic work on the musical Hair. Jason’s other musical theatre credits include Chicago, A Chorus Line, Saturday Night Fever, Dancin’ Man, Dancin’ Dynamite. In 2002 Jason was chosen by the Capitol Authority to Direct and Executive Produce The Prime Ministers Christmas Carols live from the steps of Parliament House in Canberra.

Class Schedule

For session dates please refer to the booking calendar on the right. Check class introduction, packages or contact tutor to see if casual bookings are accepted.

Class start date
Jan 16, 2017
Class finish date
Jan 20, 2017
Monday
10:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00

Thursday
10:00 - 16:00

Friday
10:00 - 16:00

What We Provide

N/A

What to Bring

N/A

Refund Policy

TeachingMe refund policy applies prior to the first class starts

My Booking

Packages

Start Date

Start Time

Please contact the teacher about upcoming classes.

Message

Contact Teacher

You will receive replies via email.