‘It is my mission… to align the dance industry so that we may educate & empower the next generation of dance teachers through united leadership and training’ - Jen Dalton.


Jen recently was a guest on The Business of Dance Podcast where our discussion consisted of getting to know Jen a bit more as well as the importance of child safety in dance education.

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Jen is the owner of Jigsaw Dance Studio which has 5 locations situated in the Sydney’s North West, Australia. Jen and her team encourage and build self esteem and make each child feel individual and special while embracing movement, music, co-ordination and drama. Jen is also the founder and owner of Dance Teacher Central which offers several programs helping dance entrepreneurs, aspiring teachers, and studio owners. She has created several fantastic programs such as her very own ‘Dance Teacher academy’, ‘How to find, hire and train your team’, ‘Studio owner mentorships’, as well as portfolios dedicated to child safety in the studio, assistant teacher leadership & training, and so much more!!

Jen Dalton’s life philosophy is centred around empowering & educating dance teachers to be the best and most effective leaders that they can be. As a result, giving them the tools to make a positive impact in each and every life they come into contact with.

Having successfully run & owned multiple dance studios for over 24 years with over 1000 students, managing teams of over 30 teachers & staff members at one time. Jen knows the importance of strategy, planning & continual learning. After so many years teaching dance and operating studios, Jen can show you how to streamline your dance studio operations or become the teacher that studio owners want to hire.

As well as teaching and running the dance studios, Jen studied as a Police Officer for 13yrs working in the Child Protection & Sex Crimes Squad. She studied Psychology & Communications at CSU, Obtained her Cert 4 in Fitness & Training as well as Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management. It was only natural that the next step was to collate that information into dance industry language and make it easy, quick & available for dancers & teachers across the world.

Jen’s programs are designed in a way that are easy to understand and most importantly implement. Most dance teachers and dance studio owners undertake training in between running their classes each week. With this in mind the Dance Teacher and Studio Owner training programs allow you to work at your own pace and pause for moments, implement some of the magic and get back to class.

To learn more about Dance Teacher Central : http://www.danceteachercentral.com

Are you located in North West Sydney? Check out Jen’s amazing studio Jigsaw Dance: http://www.jigsawdance.com.au/  

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