WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

ACT MAKING

Ballet

Body Percussion

Burlesque

BROADWAY

Cabaret

Chorusline/Showgirl

Contemporary DANCE

comedy making

Fan Dancing

Fire Dancing

Fosse

GOGO

Hip Hop

Jazz 

Musical Theatre

PERFORMANCE

Social DancING (Tango/Jive/Salsa/Rumba)

Stomp

Stretch & Strengthen

tap

Theatre Sports

Vaudeville

Wedding Dances

80s Jazz

Every class/workshop is both informative and entertaining, catering to all levels, ages and abilities, whether casual one off or as an ongoing class leading to presentation. 

Performer Development

If you want to push yourself as a performer, undergo a creative process that is both rigorous and disciplined, and discover new ways to give your work it's unique edge, get in touch.

 

I have years of experience in getting the best out of performers and offer a holistic approach to act development, with knowledge in both direction & choreography but also script, costume, music editing and prop/set design.

 

This isn't just about creating better work, this is about being a better artist, and I know how to get you there!

'Elizabeth runs a tight ship, so I know that it will be a lot of hard work, but that leads to incredible results.' - Zelia Rose, Miss Burlesque Australia 2014

 

KIDS/TEENS
Sidestage footage of a contemporary jazz piece developed with 11-13 year olds in Brazil.
BEGINNER ADULTS
A Chorusline/Burlesque workshop featuring woman of all ages/backgrounds at the Apollo Bay Music Festival.
intermediate ADULTS
Broadway Jazz for Intermediate Adults - presented by the Desert Festival

Other examples of Elizabeth's students can be made available, upon request.

Previous Clients Include

Bellingen Music Festival (2019) * Maison Burlesque (2019) * Desert Festival (2018/19) * Spin Circus Festival (2018/2017) * Congress on Undress (2017) * BB's House of Burlesque (2017) * Rainbow Serpent Festival (2014-19) * Splendour in the Grass (2012-19) * Soul Brasil (2016) * Crunch Fitness & Gym * Creative Bootcamp (2017) * Fernwood Fitness (2017) * Apollo Bay Music Festival (2013) * National Folk Festival (2013) * Boston Consulting Group (2014)

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Elizabeth Dawson-smith is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.