Fit Dance Australia® is Australia’s leading entertainment and dance company based in the inner west. Our team are proud to have been awarded No. 1 prize in Latin and Brazilian Entertainment in Australia.

Patricia, our founder, has won a number of national and international awards including her Australian Champion prize.

At Fit Dance Australia®, we are dedicated to furthering the art of dancing and showing others how enjoyable the world of dance truly is.
If you are interested in learning to dance, we provide the best standard of dance tuition in a comfortable atmosphere for all levels of dancers.

Please come and discover why Fit Dance Australia® is the best dance studio in Sydney’s inner west.
Dance is a fantastic way to have fun and meet new, likeminded people. Whether you are beginning your dancing journey or you have a plethora of experience, our professional dance instructors can help you achieve your aims and elevate your dancing skills to the next level.

Meet the team

Patricia Falciola
Founder/Instructor/Performer

In over a decade of competing and teaching, Patricia has built a national and internationally respected career. She has won prizes such as Australian Champion in Salsa and taking first and second places in New York Salsa scene.

Patricia is one of the most recognised Brazilian dancers, teachers, creative directors, choreographers and performers in the scene.

She is an official passista (Rio de Janeiro accredited samba dancer) and has been inspired by the exotic and vibrant Brazilian culture. Her inspiration is drawn from the highest glamour performances of carnival to the most popular dances from the Favelas.

Her love for Samba has taken her annually for long periods to Rio and Bahia (Brazil) where she has trained with renowned teachers and professional dancers.

As an international artist, she has danced at Carnival, working and training with the top dancers and performers.

Diego Whey
Afro dance Instructor, Professional dancer, Artist, Capoeira Master, Musician & Fitness Trainer

Diego is a passionate artist that loves to share his experience and expertise in Brazilian Dance and music.

He boasts 25 years of experience in Capoeira and 20 years of acrobatics and he is proud to have travelled the world sharing his culture and energy.

Coming from Bahia in Brazil, Diego is now a resident instructor and Director of Fit Dance Australia.

Gisela Sarmiento
PROFESSIONAL DANCER / INSTRUCTOR

Meet Gisella Sarmiento, one of Fit Dance Australia’s most passionate and talented instructors, specialising in Kid’s Latin Fusion, Adult Salsa, Adult Reggaeton, and Bachata. With an extensive background in Latin dance and a heart full of enthusiasm, Gisella brings a vibrant energy to each of her dance classes. Her warm and engaging teaching style encourages students of all ages to embrace the rhythm and joy of Latin dance while developing their skills and confidence on the dance floor. Join Gisella at our dance studios, and embark on a lively and unforgettable dance journey.

OUR TEACHING APPROACH

At Fit Dance Australia®, our experienced instructors utilise a holistic teaching approach to ensure every student receives the best possible learning experience. We focus not just on teaching dance steps but also on building students’ understanding of the rhythms, cultural context, and emotion that makes each dance unique. By developing both the physical and emotional aspects of dancing, our students learn to dance with grace, fluidity, and authenticity.

OUR COMMUNITY

Dancing is a social activity, and our dance company in the Inner West aims to create a vibrant community of dance enthusiasts. We organise regular social events, performances, and dance workshops where students can showcase their talents, learn from each other, and most importantly, have fun. These events serve as a platform for our students to interact, form friendships, and create lifelong memories.

With our dedication to dance excellence, commitment to our core values, and a strong community focus, Fit Dance Australia® continues to inspire, educate, and entertain dance enthusiasts in Sydney’s Inner West and beyond. We invite you to join our community and experience the magic of dance.

OUR CORE VALUES

At Fit Dance Australia®, our commitment to excellence extends beyond just dance moves. Our core values shape the culture and character of our dance company and guide our teaching approach. These principles include:

Our love for dance is at the heart of everything we do.

From samba to salsa, each class is taught with the same excitement and enthusiasm we feel when we hit the dance floor.

We appreciate each individual’s unique dancing journey.

Whether you’re an experienced dancer or a beginner, we value your unique talents and perspectives.

Continuous learning is crucial in dance.

We strive to stay updated on the latest dance techniques and trends to deliver cutting-edge dance instruction.

Our dance studio is more than just a space for learning; it’s a community.

We foster an environment that encourages camaraderie, cooperation, and mutual respect among our students.