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SYD­NEY OLYMPICS PER­FORMER SAYS NEW STU­DIO WILL DE­LIGHT DANCERS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian Mc­Kee

AUS­TRALIA’S own sweet­heart, Nikki Web­ster, is kick­ing off 2016 by open­ing a new per­form­ing arts stu­dio in Minch­in­bury.

The Straw­berry Kisses singer first cap­tured Aus­tralians’ hearts when she was cast as the main per­former at the Syd­ney 2000 Olympics open­ing cer­e­mony.

Since then Web­ster has opened Dance @ Nikki Web­ster stu­dios in Le­ich­hardt and on the Cen­tral Coast, which have been very suc­cess­ful. She prom­ises the Minch­in­bury lo­ca­tion is set to be even bet­ter. Web­ster told The Stan

dard her team had been on the hunt for a new stu­dio for a while.

“We were on the hunt for a while for this space; we wanted to see what we could bring to the area,” she said.

“There is so much tal­ent out in western Syd­ney and we want to use our ex­per­tise to help th­ese kids.”

The Minch­in­bury stu­dio is a joint ven­ture be­tween Nikki and her brother, Steve, who is also from a per­form­ing arts back­ground.

“We are a fam­ily-run busi­ness and the Minch­in­bury area is very fam­ily ori­en­tated with great fam­i­lies and great kids ... we were so ex­cited about find­ing the space and work­ing with the kids out west,” Web­ster said.

The stu­dio will have classes for chil­dren aged from 18 months up to 17 and will teach a range of dance styles from bal­let to hip-hop.

“I will be teach­ing singing while my brother teaches all styles of dance, from jazz, hip-hop, and con­tem­po­rary. We will also teach ac­ro­bat­ics, cheer­lead­ing mu­si­cal theatre,” Web­ster said.

The Minch­in­bury stu­dio will be hold­ing a free open day at 8.30am on Satur­day at 16/42 Ster­ling Rd, Minch­in­bury.

“Peo­ple can come and meet us, see the stu­dio and have a chat,” Ms Web­ster said.

“We will have tasters of each dance style ... chil­dren can try if they are un­sure.

“We have had quite a few peo­ple sign up al­ready which is very flat­ter­ing; we love the space and we are very ex­cited. … we have lots of plans and we just want to get started.”

Face of the Syd­ney 2000 Olympics Nikki Web­ster is open­ing a new dance stu­dio in Minch­in­bury.

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