Australian Teachers of Dancing Newsletter


Tania MacLeod

Tania has been an Examiner with Australian Teachers of Dancing for over 12 years and is the Director of The Stage Door Performing Arts, formerly called Tania’s Strictly Dancing.

Tania holds a Diploma in Counselling which she is extremely passionate about. She is also a Registered NDIS Provider, Acrobatics Arts Pin Examiner and Rhythm Works Integrative Dance certified. In addition, she has received the following accolades:

2019 WINNER Western Sydney Women of the Year
2019 WINNER Outstanding Woman in Leadership.
2016 NSW State Finalist in Business Ethics
2015 WINNER Business Leader of the Year and more in the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) run by the Chamber of Commerce.

TSD a leading performing arts school established in the Hills District, Sydney for 28 years and has successfully developed an outstanding reputation for promoting an inclusive values based culture where everyone is welcome.

Tania’s examining has taken her to the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand. Over 10,000 students have experienced the joy of the performing arts with Tania, over 50 teachers trained and four International Disney dance tours conducted. She has enjoyed adjudicating internationally and in public, private and special education school throughout Sydney.
Tania is a regular motivational speaker on topics which encourage women in their journey of self belief.

Examining Tip: Apply the ethos that your thoughts create your actions both in the examining room and life to design your desired outcome!

The Stage Door Performing Arts

The Stage Door Performing Arts was established in 1994 and has maintained a consistent growth each year to become one of the most successful and popular schools in the Hills District, located in the north-western suburbs of Sydney.

Our Mission Statement: Developing positive personality traits, confidence, commitment, persistence and self discipline. TSD offers an extensive timetable and wide variety of classes. Classes are conducted in a fun and dynamic manner, encouraging each student to develop their full potential and enhancing their skills by recognizing, promoting and training each individual’s
strengths and talents.
The culture at TSD is positive, friendly and encouraging, catering to a range of interests and abilities. Exams are available in ballet, tap, jazz and Hip Hop and are a good gauge of a student’s achievement through a formal evaluation.
They provide feedback to parents/ students and assist in the setting of future goals and objectives.
A weekly merit system is offered, both formal and informal, including stickers, awards and prizes. Yearly awards for outstanding effort, achievement, performance, improvement, consistency, attitude, attendance and encouragement are also awarded.

The Stage Door Espresso

The Stage Door Espresso is operated by Campbell and Tania, and they,
along with their four children, have lived and worked in the Hills area of
Sydney for the past 28 years.

The Stage Door Espresso Café shares its name with our performing arts school, ‘The Stage Door’ (est. 1994). Our culture is inclusive not exclusive, our products and services are developed to give our customers what they want.