Brady Stanton started dancing Modern Jive in January 2005. He has since studied Ballroom (including Latin), Cecchetti Classical Ballet (with Susan Clisby) and Swing, especially West Coast Swing, intensively under various instructors and coaches, including “The First Lady of Swing” Skippy Blair and Golden State Dance Teachers Association (GSDTA) Specialists. Brady now specialises in West Coast Swing, but he enjoys every opportunity to develop his Dance ability and understanding, in various Dance disciplines.
In February 2007, Brady (aged 18) established Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) with his former Business Partner Katie Dixon. Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) was a specialist Dance studio teaching casual classes and workshops in Modern Jive. Brady’s Third Foot (Adelaide) superceded Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) later that year.
In 2009, Brady attended conventions, “Intensives” and private lessons with the world’s best West Coast Swing dancers, performers, competitors, choreographers, instructors/coaches and adjudicators, in the U.S.A. He lived and worked with Skippy Blair for over 7 weeks, traveled with West Coast Swing Champions Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson for over 6 weeks, met “The Queen of Swing” Norma Miller and danced with Carolina Shag (Dance) Legend Ellen Taylor. He completed specialist instructor and adjudicator training in West Coast Swing, other Social Dances, and teaching children, and passed with high distinction both the Preliminary and Registered (highest) Golden State Dance Teachers Association Teachers Exams.
Aged 21, Brady was Australia’s highest-awarded resident West Coast Swing competitor and highest qualified resident West Coast Swing instructor. He remains the most sought after West Coast Swing professional in Australasia.
Brady is a Member of the International Dance Council CID – UNESCO (“The United Nations of Dance”) and a Golden State Dance Teachers Association (GSDTA) Board Member and Liaison Officer – Australia. He is also an Advanced West Coast Swing Competitor (World Swing Dance Council Competitor ID #7020).
Kylie Davey was 8 years old when she took her first Dance classes, in Hobart, Tasmania. Starting with Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre, then Contemporary, Funk and Hip Hop, Kylie was an enthusiastic and gifted young student. In her adolescence, Kylie established herself as a prolific and creative choreographer, a generous teacher and an outstanding performer; earning numerous trophies and titles, representing her studio, her school and her state (Tasmania and, later, Queensland) in countless competitions and eisteddfods. Kylie was awarded a Dance scholarship by Kings Christian College (Gold Coast, Queensland), where she completed her secondary education; and, she pursued solo Dance competitively and professionally until she was 21.
In 2008, Kylie discovered Modern Jive at Move Your Body – Gold Coast. Excited by both the social scene and competitive opportunities, Kylie devoted herself to the new Dance, found a Partner and advanced from ‘Beginner’ to ‘Champion’-level competitor within 2 years! During that time, Kylie taught frequently for Move Your Body and Le Step on the Coast, where she was introduced to West Coast Swing.
She was converted! – West Coast Swing became her new and lasting favourite Dance!
Kylie has since travelled extensively – internationally – to learn from and compete alongside some of the best West Coast Swing Dancers in the world. Renowned for her smooth-yet-funky style and fearless acrobatics, she is now recognised, herself, as one of Australasia’s finest West Coast Swing exponents; dancing, judging and teaching across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Kylie brings her extensive Dance training and technical understanding to her teaching… and delivers good content in a relaxed, down to earth, fun manner! Kylie leads by example to foster an outgoing, approachable, welcoming and supportive community, social scene and learning environment, where she hopes that new Dancers will find inspiration and learn to share her passion for West Coast Swing!