I have tackled every opportunity for learning head-on, maintaining credibility, ethics and a contribution to the wider community.
– Tania MacLeod, The Stage Door Performing Arts

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has congratulated the winners of the Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards, many of whom are hard-working small and family business owners, especially Tania MacLeod of The Stage Door Performing Arts, who was named the overall Outstanding Western Sydney Woman.

The Stage Door Performing Arts founder and director, Tania MacLeod has taken out two of the top honours at this year's Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards. She took home the award for Western Sydney Woman of the Year 2019 and Outstanding Woman in Leadership.

Tania’s dance school has been in operation for more than 20 years and is well-established in the small business and the local community. She’s taught more than 10,000 students and her work in providing scholarships to disadvantaged young people is commendable. Tania has also developed a dance program for children with disabilities. She has launched Rhythm Works Integrative Dance for students with learning differences offering classes daily making her one of the finalists this year who have achieved great things as a community leader and entrepreneur.

Recognised as Western Sydney’s Most Outstanding Woman, the Bella Vista-based dance teacher has dedicated almost three decades to teaching the art of dancing to young performers across the Hills. “It’s been a journey of over 25 years of commitment and reflection; experiencing the highs and lows,” she said. “I have tackled every opportunity for learning head-on, maintaining credibility, ethics and a contribution to the wider community.”

The Stage Door Performing Arts was first established in the Hills District in 1994 under the original name of Tania’s Strictly Dancing. After 25 years of successful operation, TSD commenced an exciting transition into The Stage Door Performing Arts, continuing to offer quality dance tuition to students from 2 years of age and upwards.

Students are trained by caring, professional and qualified teachers. At The Stage Door Performing Arts, we pride ourselves on the ability of our team to consistently offer quality tuition to all our students. Our wonderful teachers are cultivated from a well-structured teacher training program offered to selected students with ambitions to become qualified dance teachers. The trainees gain valuable experience working alongside our qualified teachers as they attain their teaching certificates.

The focus of the teacher training program is to ensure the high standard of tuition offered is consistent with Tania’s commitment to parents and students. Providing an environment for students to learn and enjoy their dancing is an expectation embedded in the training of all staff and is reflected in the high retention rate of the TSD family.

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