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Pulsate Dance Force is one of the leading dance institutions in North East Victoria. At our school, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm!

Established in 2001, we aim to create a positive, welcoming environment which is encouraging for all.

About Pulsate Dance Force

Located in the City of Wangaratta, Pulsate Dance Force is a comprehensive dance studio for recreational students and passionate dancers who have their sights set on a professional career.

Our welcoming studio offers an extensive range of styles for students from ages 2 years old to adults. To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we offer class options across styles, age groups and abilities.

Hailing from Wangaratta and beyond, the teachers at Pulsate Dance Force have experience in a range of disciplines and many have performed professionally. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance and bring out the best in our students while being supportive and encouraging.

Don’t forget… if you don’t love it, it’s free!

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OUR VISION

Our vision is to create a world where everyone can access the magic of dance. We have witnessed first hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships. This beautiful, enriching sport is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork. Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. While striving to instill the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.

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Our Teachers

The Pulsate Dance Force team of accredited and friendly dance instructors have a range of skills they can share with our students.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Sam
Director & Owner

Sam Pulvirenti has been dancing since the age of 6, taking her earliest steps with Pulsate Dance Force as a junior student. After training in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Lyrical and Contemporary, Sam moved to Adelaide to pursue her dance career, becoming part of the faculty at The Australian Company of Performing Arts, and a member of The Talent Agency. After beginning her family, Sam moved back to Wangaratta where her dance training had begun. Fully accredited through the AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS OF DANCE (ATOD), ACROBATIC ARTS & DANCE CIRQUE. Sam took over the ownership of the studio in 2016 and has now built the dance family she always dreamt of.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Tanya
R.A.D. Ballet Teacher

Tanya Singh is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and our principal Ballet teacher at Pulsate Dance Force. After taking up dance at an early age, Tanya trained in London before returning to Australia to launch Pulsate Dance Force in 2001.

Many of Tanya’s students have excelled in their exams with honours and distinctions, with many also going on to have fulfilling dance careers. Having now passed on the Directorship to former student Sam Pulvirenti, Tanya remains involved with Pulsate Dance Force as a dedicated teacher.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Katrina
Manager & Hip Hop Coach

Katrina Pulvirenti grew up dancing in Wangaratta and competing until the age of 18. She trained full time for two years at The Space Dance and Arts Centre. Katrina is Acrobatic Arts & Dance Cirque Certified. Katrina’s most studied and perfected styles to teach and dance is Hip Hop and Urban. Her dancing and teaching have taken her to the U.S., Singapore, NZ, Norway, and all across Australia. As her main goal when teaching, Katrina is focused on educating students in music, grooves and feel, to grasp an individual style of their own. Katrina is the Founder of Almighty Force Hip Hop Crew & in their first of training took out a national title in their representative age group as well as overall Junior age champions at Follow Your Dreams National Championships.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Brittany
Tots Program Coordinator & Dance Teacher

Miss Brittany has been trained in all styles of dance and is currently the TOT’S program Co-ordinator at Pulsate Dance Force. Her dance journey began at the age of 5 and has since become certified in Acrobatic Arts & Dance Cirque programs. Brittany has completed at a high level her ATOD Tap, Jazz & Ballet exams and prides herself on keeping up to date with industry knowledge and development within the dance community Australia wide in all styles of dance. She loves teaching because of the joy it brings to her students, and she loves being able to see the improvement and growth of each student’s abilities throughout the years.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Emily
Dance Teacher

Emily has been involved for dance for over 20 years and is trained in ballet, neoclassical, lyrical, contemporary and jazz.

Having trained for four years with the Australian Ballet School, Emily now shares her passion for lyrical and contemporary dance with the students of Pulsate Dance Force.

Emily appreciates being part of her students’ dance journey, and hopes she can inspire them to be the best version of themselves.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Caitlin
Dance Teacher

Caitlin has been taught within the Pulsate walls from when she was a Tiny Tot. Caitlin’s passion has always been passing on her love for dance onto the little dancers of today. Caitlin is currently studying her R.A.D Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (C.B.T.S) and is also a certified Acrobatic Arts & Dance Cirque teacher. She understands the importance of team work and the dynamics of being a hard working dancer and strives to instill this into her students.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Rosemary Drewe
R.A.D. Ballet Teacher

Rosemary is a fully qualified Royal Academy of Dance Teacher and has been teaching for many years. She started to learn ballet in Wagga, until she went to the Frances Scully Borovansky ballet school in Sydney as a full time student. She studied under teachers who were at that time household names. Kathleen Daintry, Jessie Brownly, Dame Nellie Potts and when he had time the great Borovansky himself, all these were experts in their fields. Rosemary is a registered teacher through R.A.D. and has done her exams from primary to advanced. Passing on knowledge to the young is an honour and to do it properly is vital. Rosemary is thrilled to be teaching with such fine young teachers and students at Pulsate, she likes to see herself as a Nanna and to think of the children as gifts that need care and protection. Family is the most important part of any community.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Franca Aylward
Administration

Franca is our number one administrative manager!

Franca has been involved at Pulsate for over 13 years with her children undertaking their Elite level of training for many years at Pulsate. In 2018, Franca joined our administration team handling all inquiries allowing Miss Sam and our teachers to concentrate on what they do best – teaching!

Franca prides herself on 5-star customer service & a personalised experience, and always puts the needs of the children first when helping families with enrolments at the studio.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Ainslie
Ballet Teacher

Ainslie Bryant has many years experience in the styles of lyrical, contemporary and ballet. She began her ballet training at Pulsate when she was a little girl under Miss Tanya, not only developing amazing technique but also coming to share the core values that are so highly regarded at Pulsate Dance Force.

Ainslie is a qualified school teacher and has a phenomenal connection with all of her students. She has a positive and loving energy and puts all this into her ballet classes at Pulsate.

Dance Instructors Wangaratta
Miss Beth
Pulsate graduate & Guest teacher

Bethany Elcock is a versatile dancer and teacher with an energetic and fun vibe. She has completed her Diploma of Dance & Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management at Jason Coleman’s The Ministry of Dance and received DUX for her graduation year. Beth is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor and visits the Pulsate studio as often as she can to pass on her new techniques and teachings to all of our students.

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