Claudia Lawson and Sarah Yeoh started Street Sessions as university students in 2004. Unable to find a fun, energetic but casual dance class in their local area, Street Sessions was born – fun, funky dance courses for busy people!
Street Sessions now runs Street & Hip Hop Dance Courses in London England and Sydney Australia! Street Sessions also runs one off dance classes for hens parties and corporate events.
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Sarah and Claudia were both born in the UK and then raised in Newcastle, Australia. They met as 14 year olds when they were both studying classical ballet full-time under Marie Walton Mahon (National College of Dance). They trained under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus (RAD) as well as studying contemporary, jazz, national character, cabaret, anatomy and pilates. Following this, Sarah received a scholarship to study at the Victorian College of the Arts before receiving a further scholarship to dance with the London Studio Centre. Claudia attained the Royal Academy’s Solo Seal Award before competing in the Genée International Ballet Competition in London.
Following their training, Sarah danced professionally throughout Europe and modelled in both the UK and Australia. Claudia has appeared in two feature films ‘Bootmen’ and the Australian feature film ‘McLean’s Money’ and has trained in all aspects of television journalism at the BBC’s College of Journalism. She has also worked as a travel presenter for the television program ‘In London’ a travel show which broadcast on SKY in the UK.
These days they’ve both trained in new careers (Sarah works as a computer programmer for a record label and Claudia as a media lawyer and writer) – but they are still keen dancers! They started Street Sessions dance courses in London and now in Sydney so that dance can be enjoyed by everyone in a fun and social environment. Street Sessions dance courses are set in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and are a perfect chance for friends to get involved in an activity together and learn some new moves which can be used on the dance floor later!
Sarah and Claudia believe that dancing is an amazing outlet for creativity and stress, a perfect way to burn calories, and most of all it is FUN! After your six week course you can then choose whether to continue with a more advanced course or try a new style.
Street Sessions also runs one off dance classes in a variety of styles – perfect for hens nights, school sessions or if you and some friends would like to try a new style together before signing up to a course. For more info on these sessions, get in touch with:
Claudia in Sydney – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah in London – email@example.com
For a bit of fun… they’ll leave you with one of the ‘funnest’ routines learnt at a Street Sessions London course… Boom-Boom Pow mashup with Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies!