I would like to introduce you, Miss Dina Samawi. A young lady who I recently met when I decided to take my 3 years old girl to learn dancing. In her very first dancing class, my daughter was screaming, crying and didn’t want to participate. Parents are not allowed inside the classroom obviously because kids do not need more distraction. Standing outside the door, unhappy to hear her crying and very disappointed that she did not like dancing, Dina approached me with a very comforting smile saying “give her time, she will love it” and now, few weeks after I’m sure Dina knew what she was talking about. My girl won star of the week, she can’t wait till Tuesday come so she can dance and as young as she is, she is dreaming of performing on stage.
Exclusive to Anoujoum, Dina shared her love to dance in an interview held at Chester Hill community centre from where she run her classes.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your passion to dance.
I’ve been dancing for 18 years and I have an extensive background in all areas of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop via the CBAA and BAL syllabus. My passion for dance has also lead me to become a qualified Zumba and Cheerleading instructor.
When did you start teaching dancing and how did you nurtured your skills?
I have been teaching for over 7 years and my high passion and love for dance keeps on growing in me. I’ve done many workshops around Sydney and choreographed many routines for Disney Land performances in L.A and also the Sydney Royal Easter show. I also, choreographed and participated in many Championships around Sydney and was highly successful and I always share with my staff and students these joyful moments of success and encourage them to do the same.
How all this started and where “There’s always a chance to dance” came from?
I established MzDinaz Dance Studio in 2013, and with the help of my team we aim to encourage each student to reach their full potential. We offer a safe and friendly environment whilst also maintaining the rules of discipline and respect. We commit to raising young, talented and professional dancers by catering to each student’s goals and needs. And among our busy life studying, working and other things we have always a chance to dance!
How do you delineate your commitment to dance?
It’s a promise that I made to myself when I established “MzDinaz Dance Studio”, to create a fun and nurturing studio and strives to help each student on their journey to reach their goals, whether professional or personal. I want to assure each parent that each student will walk in and out of class with a smile on their face.
What’s coming next in “MzDinaz Dance Studio”?
Selective students were chosen to take part at two upcoming community events this year. On Saturday 11th October we will be performing at Bass Hill Plaza and on the 22nd of November we will take part at the Bass Hill Spring Fair Event. These are great opportunities for our dancers to gain performance skills and have a feel of the stage before the end of year concert.
This concert will wrap up a whole year of hard work and commitment. This concert will be held at The Bryan Brown Theatre, Cnr Rickard and Chapel Rd, Bankstown on December the 7th 2014. For us this will be an all-day event starting with stage rehearsal at 10 am followed by the show in the afternoon.
We are very keen to present an amazing and entertaining concert to our public especially our families.