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The Rock-itt : August 2010
Kim Miller has opened a dance and fitness centre in Harbord Road, Brookvale called "Vertica Dance Fitness Centre". Kim has successfully completed all of her Royal Academy of Dance examinations and is a fully accredited instructor by the Royal Academy of Dance and Ballet. Kim holds a whole swag of certificates for achievements over the years. Kim started dancing at the tender age of four and was trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Character, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. As time evolved, Kim's professional career blossomed with her performing not only in Australia but all over the world, taking to the stage in England, France, Italy, India, Japan, China, South America, Canada and the United States. She has danced in some of the biggest dance and entertainment venues which include, Lido de Paris, Costa Cruises, Bal Tabarin, Jupiter's Casino, Las Vegas and the Paris Opera Ballet Company. Kim built her own production company called "Kimstar Entertainment" which has produce a genre of events from Casino Production shows, large- scale outdoor events, nightclub shows, fashions shows, corporate functions, variety entertainment, film and TV nationally and internationally. Vertica Dance Fitness Centre specialises in pole dancing. For those of you not too familiar with this innovative way of getting fit and having fun, pole dancing is a form of performing art, a combination of dancing and gymnastics. It involves dancing with a vertical pole. A similar pole (Chinese poles) is used in cabaret/circus and stage performance in a non-erotic environment, in which context the style and moves are very different. Advanced pole dancing requires significant strength, flexibility and endurance. The dancers may simply hold the pole, or use it to perform more athletic moves such as climbs, spins, and body inversions. Upper body and core strength are important to proficiency, which takes time to develop. Pole dancing is now regarded as a recognised form of exercise and can be used as both an aerobic and anaerobic workout. Recognised schools and qualifications are being developed as pole dancing increases in popularity, with the overall sex appeal toned down. Kim and two of her teachers, Brooke and Samantha, are preparing for a competition. The Miss Pole Dance NSW is about to get under way with the heats starting in August. Qualifiers from this event will move up to the Miss Pole Dance Australia which will be held in October at the Enmore Theatre. (www.misspoledanceaustralia.com.a u) Kim and Brooke have also qualified for the finals of the Asian Pacific Pole Dancing Championships. The competition has the top 5 competitors from the Asian Pacific region competing in 4 different categories: Women's Freestyle (Kim will be competing for.) Classic Pole: (Brooke will compete for this one.) There is also a Men's Freestyle, doubles section which is two girls or two men, mixed doubles man and woman together as a team and this event will be contested on 28th August in Brisbane. (www.australianpoledance.com) As you can see there's a lot going on so why not get started yourself at Vertica Dance Fitness Centre. Vertica will be holding its next beginners introductory classes on Thursday August 5th at 6pm, Wednesday 11th / 18th August at 8pm and Thursday 12th / 19th August at 6pm. The cost of the class is $20 per class per student or bring a friend for $30. The next term will be commencing from the 30th August 2010. The courses run for 8 weeks. For more information and timetable go to: www.verticadancefitnesscentre.com You can get started by calling or emailing Vertica on the contacts below: Vertica Dance Fitness Centre Ph: 0406 500 093 Email: email@example.com Address : 9/236 Harbord Rd Brookvale NSW 2100. PHOTOS BY STUDIO 504 (www.studio504.com.au) With Kim Miller of Vertica Dance Fitness Centre Introduction by Pete Johnson