We BELIEVE that the hard work and dedication it takes to get up on stage is a great achievement on its own and while not everyone can win a trophy, everyone will receive a prize for their efforts.
Its all about FUN and cheering on your friends! If you are not fun, then don’t come to our events!!
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Shannon & Felicity
Shannon, a former high profile finance executive, with contacts throughout Australia and the USA, has turned his wife’s dream into reality by creating Get the Beat and utilising his resources to turn a small competition into a highly sought after and unforgettable event. Shannon has formally played sport at a high level, representing New Zealand in Touch Rugby and Australia in Tag20 Rugby. Playing all sports, coaching, managing and directing throughout his lifetime has given him a knowledge base to be able to relate to competitors, parents, and teachers, as well as Studio owners. Shannon set up and co-created “Get Fizi” which is a child care centre based sport and dance program currently running in over 60 centres Queensland wide.
Felicity, 10 years training under Peta Norton at Paradise Performers, final years of training with Robert Sturrock. Dancer of the year finalist five years running at Peter Oxfords Showcase with National titles in Acrobatic dance. High Score of 99.7% for her Student Choreography at Showcase during her final year of competing. At 17 Felicity became a professional cheerleader for Brisbane Bullets and Brisbane Broncos. Selected for Hogs Breath TV Commercial and regularly featured in Inside Sport magazine. Danced at Jamie Myer Fight Nights and many other high-profile sporting events as seen on Fox Sports. Dance teacher and Assistant Director at UFDA (a non-eisteddfod competing dance studio) for 6 years. Now a mother of two children under 6.
Shannon & Felicity do not own or part own a Dance Studio, have no say at any Dance Studio or Club, nor ever want to be involved at any particular Dance Studio or Club at a management or ownership level.
Sarah (NATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER)
Once a student of Felicity’s and a fantastic dancer who believes in our dream. Sarah handles all the programming, travel, merchandise, awards amongst other behind the scenes duties. She also travels to all events and is first contact for any help required.