Founded by Jade Hatcher from "Dancing with the Stars", HatcherDance is a boutique Dance & Fitness Studio located in Dee Why, NSW and has been established for over 7 years. Jade's experience with over 5 years on the hit Channel 7 Show, provides unrivaled in-depth knowledge for beginners and advanced dancers alike.
If you want to learn the Basics of Latin, get Dance Fit, learn to dance for your Wedding or simply break up the week with some hump-day Yoga... we are the place for you!
The true essence of Hatcher Dance:- Our founder Jade Hatcher, sustained a life changing injury during the 2013 series of "Dancing with the Stars'. An injury that affected her both psychologically and physically in a way that would change her life forever. Enduring two Hip Reconstruction Surgeries after countless physiotherapy and doctors appointments culminated in the emotional trial of being told that she would never dance again. More than three years on, she has learnt more about her mind and body than she could have ever imagined, rehabiliating her body to a remakable level, allowing her to dance again. HatcherDance is a platform designed to share this knowledge. Her journey feeds into the restorative practice of yoga and the stretch & conditioning classes that underline the very core of how the human body should be functioning. Health and lifestyle choices that have allowed Jade to maintain a healthy body in the absence of physical movement, is privilege knowledge shared only by elite athletes that have experienced serious physical injury. This life experience combined with her dance knowledge provides for a truly mind, body and soul experience. Join the HatcherDance community and become part of something more intimate than a gym. Meet like-minded men and women and learn a little more about your body and soul.
Wedding Lessons: Unlike other studio's around Australia, we pride ourselves on our exclusive and private studio, giving each couple the entire space to themselves to learn their dance. We receive lots of positive feedback from our clients in regard to our exclusive private studio. Each couple is able to learn without the pressure or embarrassment of others watching. Jade's experience in teaching raw beginners on the hit TV Show gives us the unrivaled ability to provide each couple a beautiful personalised dance to 'their' song in as little as 4 lessons. Our "Bridal Packages" are designed for just that - your very own dance to the song of your choice which you will be able to share for the rest of your lives. We recommend that you arrange your first lesson about 2 months from the date of your wedding in order to accommodate the required number of lessons. However, we can always squeeze you in at the last minute too.. it's never too late!!
Meet the Founder - Jade Hatcher
You may recognise Jade as the youngest ever Professional Dancer to work on the hit Channel 7 show "Dancing with the Stars".
She started dancing at the age of 3 and forged a very successful career for herself bringing home National and International Championship titles from the age of 13 in both Ballroom and Latin American Styles.
Jade worked on "Dancing with the Stars" for 5 series including winning the 2009 Series with her celebrity partner. She has choreographed and performed on "So You Think You Can Dance" as well as featured on one of the biggest cruise ships in the world as a Special Guest Performer.
Jade has been teaching everyone from elite competitive dancers to couples learning to dance for their wedding, all for over 10 years. Dance is her passion, career and inspiration for life. And she considers herself very lucky to to have made a career out of something she loves.
"Her creativity and method of teaching is amazing"
She has been practicing yoga for over 7 years. From that first moment when she met her 70 year old yoga teacher, she felt that something special was going to happen. At that moment Chiara became enlightened and more passionate, investigated different styles and discovered the power of meditation.
In her home town of Italy, she took part in 10 days of "Meditation and Silence" in the Dhamma Atala Centre, an experience that surely changed something in her soul.
After moving to Australia in 2016, Chiara became a Yoga Teacher. She strongly believes there are countless benefits to good yoga practice, especially in this modern society.
When away from her mat, you can find her in the water, swimming, surfing, reading a book on the beach or cooking a delicious vegetarian meal!
Lea started dancing Ballet at the young age of 3 but had so much energy and love for dance that she also enrolled in Jazz and Hip Hop a couple of years later. Originally from France, she joined a dance crew called Les Allumées and then passed an audition for a musical in France Azyadee.
Lea has been traveling and teaching dance fitness all over the world until she came to Australia in 2008 and kept sharing a passion of teaching and dancing while having fun and working out. Expect some high energy Dance Fitness Classes from this pocket rocket!