A Hillside dance studio is still striking a beat with the community after 25 years.
Dancewest Studios owner Sharon Mamo, who opened the doors to the studio in 1993, said it was humbling to look back on a quarter of a century of dance, teaching and laughter.
“It’s absolutely amazing to be able to look back on 25 years,” Ms Mamo said.
“I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to achieve here.”
Ms Mamo said the key to her longevity has been being able to adapt to changing times.
“When I first opened there wasn’t too many dance studios out here – now there’s a lot,” she said.
“We’re still a boutique studio, but we like to adapt to what our clients want.
“At the moment we do hip hop, jazz, beat pilates and vocals for ages three to adults.”
Ms Mamo has been supported by a loyal team over the journey.
“I’ve got two teachers here, Megan who has been with me 20 years and Victoria who has been with me 17 years,” she said.
“They both started off as students and are now teaching the next generation.
“We also have another former student, Alyssa who is our vocals teacher.”
Ms Mamo said the studio didn’t mark the 25-year occasion with a celebration, preferring to focus on the future.
“We didn’t really want to spend a whole heap of money celebrating the occasion with a big party or anything,” she said.
“We’ll keep on doing what we’ve been doing and head for 30.”