Chaise - artist of the Australian Tap Dance Festival 2014

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Chaise started dancing and singing at the age of 5 in his hometown of Geelong, by age 10 he graced the stage performing in a variety of local productions. He started teaching tap from the young age of 14, in doing so perfecting his own steps and developing an excellent understanding of how to deliver dance to students so they too can master the wonderful art we call tap dance.

Focusing not just on steps and combinations but the importance of timing and the use sound to identify steps and rhythms without visual aid.  Chaise believes musicality and balance are keys to making a great tap dancer, but encourages flair, persistence and a never give up attitude.

Chaise also has a wealth of experience and knowledge through performing Australia wide and internationally performing in various styles including Cabarets, Musicals, Arena Shows, corporate performances and Competitions. He has performed both alongside and under some well known artists including Jamelia, Barry Humphries, Delta Goodrem, Dein Perry, David Atkins, Black eyed peas and Jessica Mauboy just to name a few. Chaise joined Internationally acclaimed show TAP DOGS in ‘2007’ and has toured consistently for over Ten Years, Touring throughout the UK, the Mediterranean, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Chaises experiences have encouraged him to pass on his knowledge of working as a professional performer, teaching master classes and workshops nationally but more recently starting his own performing arts school, (Dance Move Create) in Lara Geelong. Chaise wants to encourage all aspiring performers to Dance Hard, Sing Loud and Dream Big!