TCRG, ADCRG, MBAL, Member CSTD, Trinity College, London (Piano Grade 8) - Studio Principal and Director
Sandra commenced dancing in Mackay at the age of five. She competed successfully until the age of 23, winning many premierships, titles and aggregate awards throughout North Queensland. Throughout her dancing years, Sandra had tuition in Highland, Irish, Ballet, Tap and Character Dancing. Highland and Irish Dancing was her first love, and these were the areas that she chose to specialise in.
Sandra passed the BAL/NDAA Elementary Highland Dancing Teacher's Examination in 1986 and then went on to pass the BAL/NDAA Intermediate Highland Dancing Teacher's Examination in 1995. Sandra passed the BAL/NDAA Irish Dancing Teachers Exam in 1988 and when the North Queensland Irish Dancing Teachers became affiliated with an Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Ireland she decided to continue her studies in that area and in 1998, Sandra became the first person in Mackay to pass the TCRG (Teachers Qualification) with the Irish Dancing Commission (IDC), Ireland. Sandra furthered her Irish Dancing qualifications when in 2007 she became the first teacher in North Queensland to become a qualified ADCRG (Adjudicator) with the IDC, Ireland.
Sandra joined the teaching staff at IDA in 1993 and became principal of the studio in 2006. Sandra not only has a wealth of experience in the art of dance but has also successfully completed to Grade 8 in piano with the Trinity College, London. Sandra enjoys teaching and choreographing and is delighted to be Principal at IDA where she shares her passion, knowledge and experiences of dance with her students.