About – Sydney A little about our company.

   

Bop till you Drop (BTYD) was established in Sydney in 1999 and has grown to have a proven reputation for excellence. It started off with one entertainer doing a couple of parties a month, then a week and as word of mouth travelled very quickly the owners decided to hire a few more staff members to meet the demand. A couple of years later in 2003, the owners decided to sell the business and move onto other adventures. Cathy Randazzo, the original BTYD entertainer was the perfect candidate for the job. Since then Cathy has been the proud owner and director of this forever growing company. There has been much ‘blood, sweat and tears’, not to mention long hours, working 7 days a week year-in year-out in order to build the business into the success it is today.

Cathy is extremely passionate about children. She believes dance and music can really help develop a child’s self-confidence and creative expression. It is the one ‘sport’ that is individual, with no right or wrong dance moves. At all BYTD events, entertainers encourage children to dance ‘how they dance’ and not copy someone else. We try to create a safe place where children are encouraged to be individuals. At our extended School Holiday Programs, and our Dance till you Drop  school programs, this process is expanded upon, with specific classes designed to boost children’s self-esteem.

After many years, Cathy managed to grow the business to approximately 30-40 parties/events each week, with October to December ballooning from 60-100 parties per week. It was at this time she decided to expand outside Sydney. With lots of research and experience she managed to fine tune the disco party process to create a successful formula to enable franchise opportunities. Her first location was Melbourne in 2005. She operated Melbourne from Sydney with regular flights down to make sure entertainers and customers were receiving the same quality party as Sydney. As Melbourne grew, Cathy realised the company needed an owner/operator in Melbourne to maintain the high quality she expected. During 2009, Cathy decided to sell Melbourne as a Franchise, but she didn’t stop there. In January 2011, she also started franchises in both Adelaide and Perth.

As time has passed Melbourne is getting very close to Sydney’s huge customer base. Director Jennifer Borg has done an amazing job training new entertainers and keeping up our excellent customer service. Adelaide director Tiffany Banton and Perth director Melanie Griffiths have had a great inaugural year. Now that their business skills and party process are running like clockwork, they are ready to take on larger volume of parties. All the directors of Bop till you Drop have had extensive training in the entertainment industry.

In January 2015 Cathy decided to split up the NSW region as she was getting a lot of enquires in the Wollongong area and the Central Coast and Newcastle area. Once again she believed there would be better customer service to these clients if there was a Franchise owner looking after their specific area. Therefore in January 2015 Cathy sold a Franchise to Brooke Turpin, she is running the Wollongong and Sutherland Highlands Franchise. Then in January 2016 she sold the Central Coast and Newcastle Franchise to Stacey Goddard.

Another one of Cathy’s huge achievements is the birth of her first daughter Sienna on 23/05/2012, followed by her second daughter Sofia on 28/04/2015. Now along with Bop till you Drop she has three precious babies to looking after, nurture, guide and learn from.

Cathy is constantly looking for new and creative ways to expand the business. In 2015 Cathy started the party bag catalog, sports parties, stretch hummer disco parties and her biggest achievement, Dance till you Drop. Dance till you Drop is a new dance company she opened in January 2011 with business partner Amy Morrison who ran and operated her own successful dance school for 7 years. Together they have developed a dance program for Primary Schools that adheres to the PDHPE syllabus. Please see www.dancetillyoudrop.com.au for details.

Cathy’s goal is to continue doing what she loves best. She often refers to Bop till you Drop as being her baby and she wants only the very best for her prize possession. She has many more ideas and will never stop growing, expanding and implementing better tactics in how to run the ‘best party ever’.

Entertainers

To become an entertainer is not an easy task. All our entertainers across all the states we are active in should be extremely proud of themselves. Each new entertainer has to undergo an extensive training and safety program. They must work alongside a current entertainer for at least 6 weeks before they are allowed to conduct disco parties on their own. Currently we have 42 entertainers over the 4 states. Despite each entertainer bringing their own specific skill-set and experience, each has one thing in common; they love working with children! Although some may be new to BTYD, they are not new to the entertainment industry. BTYD only employs qualified and experienced staff. All our entertainers need to be able to perform alongside, and organise, up to 200 children at a school disco, which means they need professional training and a wealth of experience to successfully organise and conduct a structured disco. Rest assured that all our entertainers have been approved by the ‘Working with Children Check’.

Our awesome and fully qualified team of disco party entertainers

Our awesome and fully qualified team of disco party entertainers

 

Office staff

Sydney is currently our biggest city, with four office administration staff. There are always two staff members in the office at all times. This way we can ensure every customer is given the time and consideration they need in order to organise the perfect event for their child’s birthday or school/organisation. Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Wollongong, Central Coast are all independently operated by the directors.

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Testimonials See what our clients are saying!

  • Just a quick note to pass on our thanks for Emily’s Bop Till You Drop 5th Bday Disco party on the weekend. Lexi was amazing!! She kept the kids engaged and entertained throughout the whole party, and the disco was an absolute hit with the kids (and parents!). Lexi transformed our lounge room with her disco lights and everyone had a ball singing on the microphones, playing party games and showing off their best dance moves. The birthday girl was so happy her favourite songs were played and she felt the centre of attention. Also wonderful that even with her recently broken arm, Emily was able to join in all the games, singing, dancing and activities – in fact I think she completely forgot she had a broken arm! Have already heard from a number of parents that their kids would now like a disco party too. And of course Emily loved the party so much she wants to do the same thing next year! Thanks again.

    Jade Sydney, NSW

  • Our daughter and her friends had the most wonderful time at her 5th Birthday party with the help of Bop till you Drop. Our gorgeous host kept all the kids engaged and partying on. We had so many compliments from friends on how good the entertainment was and how much fun they were all having.

    Sher Melbourne, VIC

  • We have just had the best school disco in years! All the kids enjoyed themselves and the energy and excitement from both Stacey and our students was amazing. All students from Kindy to Year 6 had a wonderful night, being able to get up on stage to dance and sing to their favourite song was great to see, Stacey did an amazing job! Thank you! We can’t wait to have BTYD back!

    Lee-Anne Bishop Central Coast, NSW

  • With almost 200 people in attendance at our annual children’s Christmas Picnic your energy and passion to get children and their parents up and dancing for almost three hours was outstanding. The mix of music, dancing, games and allowing the children to sing made the event so much fun. We would utilise your business again in a heartbeat!

    Paul Frederickson Brisbane, QLD

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