Dancers Honour First Teacher

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER Kerri-Anne.Mesner@capnews.com.au

Narelle's Dance history

Started dancing when 5-years-old to try and assist her asthma problems

First teacher Miss Jacqueline Parker, then Miss Jan Moore, and finally Miss Valeria Hansen

Started teaching herself in Mt Morgan in 1974

Mrs Aspinall obtained teaching qualifications from Royal Academy of Dance (London) and Federal Association of Teachers of Dance (Australia)

In 1981 she founded the Capricorn School of Dancing, teaching classes out of Our Lady's Hall and then the studio in East St Mall

WHAT'S hip in dance types may have changed over the past 30 years, but for Rockhampton's Narelle Aspinall, classical ballet is still her favourite to teach.

aWhen you danced jazz it wasn't as funky as what it is now, and hip hop has evolved,a she said.

aIt (jazz) was more classical.a

Mrs Aspinall said one of the biggest changes was that there were now more avenues for dance, and more types, including cabaret.

She admitted that when she first started dancing, aged 5, due to bad asthma, she liked tap most. …