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 Standard 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, Scott, 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.”