12 December 2013

Professional Profile: Peter Campbell

After following in his father's footsteps at an early age, Peter always knew dance was going to play a major role in his life. Peter started to gain his education in dance in 1985 and began his competitive career at the age of 18.

In 2009 he opened Hurstville City Dance as a way of allowing others to start their journey into Ballroom and Latin as he did. Peter is currently competing as a Professional Dancer with his partner of 3yrs, Briony Penrose.

Peter enjoys all aspects of this remarkable industry not only as a competitive dancer and teacher but having also achieved his Level 2 (Licentiate) coaching & adjudicating qualifications in addition to being a respected director of the FATD.

In his capacity as a Studio owner and principal, Peter believes that raising up the next generation of dancers is of the utmost importance and practices what he preaches with the Hurstville City Dance Scholarship program which currently boasts 40 very talented members all of whom have gained valued exposure to dancing through the program.

Simultaneous to running the Scholarship program, Hurstville City Dance has forged a remarkable relationship with Hurstville City Council and St George Community Housing as they partner together to bring dance to a delightful group of intellectually disabled participants who meet weekly at the Wednesday Social Dance Club. This club has been a staple of the St George Community Housing calendar for the past 2 years and for many more years to come.

Peter is available for private tuition and is contactable via Hurstville City Dance.


14 November 2013

Professional Profile: Cushla Gillard



Cushla Gillard is a household name in Australian and New Zealand dancing circles. Born to

6 October 2013

Professional Profile: Rhett English


Rhett is one of South Australia's foremost Professional Coaches, Studio Proprietor, National & International Adjudicator, DSA-SA board member and President of the Dancing Association of South Australia.

27 August 2013

Professional Profile: Society of Australian Teachers of Dancing


Society of Australian Teachers of Dancing
Established in 1945, the Society of Australian Teachers of Dancing (S.A.T.D.) has been running competitions and events for over 60 years, sponsoring amateur and professional competitors for amounts up to $40,000 each year for travel and accommodation to attend competitions on offer.

19 July 2013

Professional Profile: Sharon and Marko Pekkarinen

Sharon and Marko Pekkarinen are the owners of the popular ACT American Style smooth and rhythm DANZON Dance Studio, and founders of ASDAC (American Style Dancing and Competition) – The Outback Crown, now in its third successful year of bringing together dancers from all around Australia.  Sharon and Marko have been dancing together for 17 years, with a string of titles under their belt. They are qualified professional teachers with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD). Sharon has recently added to her qualifications by attaining her professional Fellowships in both smooth and rhythm styles in the USA this year, achieving an amazing 98% near perfect score in her professional assessments. Together, Sharon and Marko have been four times ACT professional On2 Salsa champions. Sharon and Marko strive to make a difference in their students’ lives by fostering a love of dance through quality teaching, and creating a sense of fun and enjoyment through their events, as well as building up a sense of community with their students, staff and extended dance network.

8 June 2013

Professional profile: Ceroc Australia’s Mark Harding

Mark HardingDirector of Ceroc Australia Dance Company, Mark Harding established Ceroc as a successful, thriving dance style in Australia in the early 1990s and has never looked back.

14 May 2013

The one and only Peter Todd

Peter ToddPeter Todd is arguably Australia's most renowned guru of New Vogue dancing. Winner of many awards, including the coveted Brolga Awards for best coach and in recognition of his leadership skills and devotion to dancesport, Peter is an inspiration to all that know him.