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Deb Cantoni

Deb Cantoni is the founder and owner of The Space Dance & Arts Centre in Melbourne (www.theSpace.com.au) one of Melbourne's biggest dance studios, Le Bop – Modern Jive in Melbourne, Tasmania, Auckland, Tauranga and Taranaki (NZ) (www.lebopdance.com) and Sp[ace] Dancewear (www.thespace.com.au/dancewear).

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Ariel Bud

Ariel has been Le Bopping for 15 years and has co- choreographed 7 winning VMJC routines, taught and choreographed at workshops around Australia and New Zealand, and coached and mentored many winning couples. Ariel's background in theatre and performance brings a wealth of experience to the dance arena.

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Amanda Howden

Amanda has been dancing for as long as she can remember.  Starting with Ballet and Jazz as a kid and then dabbling in any other dance style that came her way.

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Beata "B-Dizzle" Khaidurova

Beata went to her first Le Bop class at the end of 2009, after having dabbled in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance.

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Rowan Marshall

If you had told a teenage Rowan that one day he would be a dance teacher.... he would have laughed in your face.

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Anne Dang

Before Anne started dancing, she was an outdoors adventurer and a social convenor for the Outdoors Club at RMIT.

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Hadas Danziger (Badass Dance-iger)

Hadas can’t catch or throw a ball to save her life so sports were never going to be a favourite pastime.

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Sarah Birtles

When did you start dancing? Le Bop: 2004

When did you start teaching Le Bop? Unofficially Mon 24th April 2006

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Berni Valenzuela


Berni started dancing Le Bop at the end of 2005 after she was convinced by her mum to come along, who'd been invited by her Dad's work colleague.

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Kaarin Goode

Kaarin started dancing jazz, funk and tap when she was 7 and was introduced to Le Bop when she first moved to Melbourne in 2010.

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Brett Wilkins

Brett went to his first Modern Jive class in 2012, and from his first class went straight into learning a team routine for competition.

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Allwyn Fernandes

Allwyn started dancing back in 2000, when signs around Monash Uni proclaiming "Dirty Latin Jive" prompted him to take a short course in Le Bop during the gaps in his timetable.

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Margaret Hodson

Margaret started dancing Modern Jive in Wellington NZ in 2009.

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