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Getting our groove on in Carnarvon, WA

This week, REDed instructor Shelley is on the road with Girls from Oz in Carnarvon WA. Working with the Carnarvon Community College, we are helping to empower and motivate girls through song and dance. Oh, and having lots of fun along the way! Girls from Oz is an initiative by the Australian School of Performing Arts that provides activities for children in remote Australia aimed at creating connections and encouraging growth in confidence.  REDed is thrilled [...]

REDed hits the road with ImagiNATION

We are halfway through a nationwide tour with young leadership event series - ImagiNATION. Formerly known as the National Young Leaders Day, the tour is a unique opportunity to expose young people to real-life stories of leaders in a variety of fields.  Taking place in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, we will see thousands of primary school children inspired by an impressive line up of guest speakers. REDed is providing an active, high energy [...]

Raw Energy Dance confirmed to take to the high seas once again with P&O

Today REDed (Raw Energy Dance Education) announced it will be returning to P&O Pacific Jewel to offer free dance classes to children onboard this April. The partnership between Australia’s leading cruise brand and REDed is aimed at providing children onboard with active, fun and engaging entertainment. The REDed dance program was a huge success over January onboard P&O Pacific Pearl.  In just one month of sailing, around 350 kids took part in daily dance classes. [...]

We are hiring!

We are looking for a permanent part time Executive Assistant / Office Administrator to assist with the operations and administration of REDed. About us: REDed has been teaching Aussie kids dance for 17 years.  Our mission is to improve the health and happiness of kids through dance. We predominantly work with schools to offer curriculum based dance classes and support for teachers.  In addition, we produce online dance tutorials for parents and teachers to download and [...]

That’s a wrap – shooting with Australian School of Performing Arts

For 17 years, REDed’s founder Dale Pope has worked with the Australian School of Performing Arts (ASPA) on dance and choreography.  Dale and REDed work with all three arms of ASPA including the Australian Girls Choir, a3 (Australian Arts Alive) and g-oz (Girls from Oz) - their philanthropic arm who work with Indigenous and remote communities. Last month, we filmed 18 seriously cool videos to help train ASPA tutors on delivering REDed dance.  The dances [...]

10 reasons to get your kid(s) dancing

Who didn't love dancing in front of the mirror using a hairbrush as a microphone?  Beyond a bit of fun, dance has many benefits to improve the health and wellness of children at all ages. Here we have shared our top ten reasons to get your kid(s) dancing! 1) It will help them take instructions (yes, it's true!) Regular structured dance lessons help children learn to take instructions. Teachers in the schools we visit say [...]

REDed on the high seas

Wow, what a start to 2017! REDed has been (amongst many other things) dancing up a storm on the high seas with P&O’s Pacific Pearl. In just one month, around 350 kids took part in our dance classes - that’s 17,500 minutes of energetic movement and fun. On Australia Day, a whopping 1,700 cruisers had the chance to take part in a flash mob dance to our Aussie favourite @wearesheppard song Geronimo, while anchored in Sydney Harbour [...]

REDed partners with none other than Serena Williams!

Ahead of the Australian Open, REDed founder Dale Pope had the absolute pleasure of working with tennis and sporting legend Serena Williams.  The pair hosted a dance class today for Australia’s leading media including Carrie Bickmore, Jaynie Seal, Annette Edmondson and Jo Hall. Dale choreographed the dance event which was sponsored by Berlei to get out the message ‘Do It For Yourself’.  This empowering message is completely aligned to the REDed’s ethos of improving the [...]

REDed Director Dale Pope Heads to Los Angeles to Deliver REDed – Again and Again!

REDed founder Dale Pope has a vision. She’s on a mission to “have the entire world dancing.” And how’s that mission coming along? Well, she keeps getting called back to Los Angeles to deliver REDed’s unique and engaging dance lessons every January and February since 2011. They love her so much over there that we’re worried that one of these days they simply won’t let her come back home! Back in 2011 we formed a [...]

Inexperienced Teachers vs. Professional Dance Educators

Dance Educators - Does it make a difference as to who runs your school dance lessons? Well, sure I’m a little biased, so of course I’m going to say yes! It absolutely does make a difference to have a trained dance educator on hand. The teachers will know this about getting shy students to speak up in class, or to participate in group activities – it sometimes takes an experienced touch to coax a girl [...]