A few words about us
We joined forces in 1994 and decided to open up a studio where we could call home all the while building up our international dancing profile. We’ve been fortunate to train amongst the best in the industry but also to have taught many champions in Australia and throughout the world.
Through dance, many of our life long friendships have formed and endured and we know Byrnes Dance Image is a place “where dreamers that dance, dance their dreams”.
Now we put our efforts into teaching, adjudicating and running our studio, along with raising our three children who also participate in various classes at Byrnes Dance Image. And as our family has expanded, so has our studio. We now offer classes in a variety of styles and different genres in order to connect with the local community and encourage all forms of dance.
We enjoy working with all levels of dancers, not just top level competitors, but also beginners, high school students and social dancers of all levels. Dancing has given us both so much in life that we enjoy sharing our love of dance with those who have a desire to learn.
We are proud to say that all of the teachers in the studio are of a very high calibre and have become an integral part of the Dance Image family whom we value and trust.
We feel privileged to have been invited to perform and compete all over the world: South Africa, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
We particularly enjoyed being selected to represent Australia twice at the World Professional Latin Championships in ’98 + ’99 as well as being one of the featured couples on stage at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Other highlights in our competitive career were:
- 5 times Australian National Professional Latin Dancesport Champions
- 2 times Australian National Professional Showdance Champions
- UK Professional Rising Star Latin Finalists
- British Open Professional Rising Star Latin Semi-Finalists
- Previous South Pacific, Australasian, National Capital, Southern Cross, Crown Casino, Premier, Victorian Open and NSW Open Champions.
In addition to running the studio and teaching, Neale was acting CEO for the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (FATD) and Nicole was on the Board of Directors of Dancesport New South Wales as well as FATD Administrator for a number of years.