What classes are available?
What do I wear?
Are there exams?
Do you compete in eisteddfods?
Do you have a concert?
What happens with costumes?
Can I have a private lesson?
Can parents watch classes?
Do you break for school holidays?
How often do I pay fees?
Are second hand shoes available?


The Academy offers classes in classical ballet, modern jazz and funk, tap, theatrical,
tinies dance and teachers diploma training.
We hold syllabus classes in the Royal Academy of Dance [RAD] and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing [CSTD] as well as general and performance classes.


There is no set uniform, students may wear a leotard of their choice inkeeping with these guidelines:

Plain coloured leotard
Short gathered or flared skirt

Pink ballet tights or socks
Pink ballet shoes with elastic or the regulation ribbon sandalling
Hair in a neat bun

Black or plain coloured leotard
Pink ballet tights
Pink ballet shoes with elastic or the regulation ribbon sandalling
Pink ribboned pointe shoes for major students
Hair in a neat bun

Plain coloured leotard or a two-piece outfit
Camel jazz shoes
Camel tap shoes with strap and buckle
Hair pulled back in a neat ponytail or bun
NO t-shirts or pullovers permitted

Black or navy ballet tights
[Younger boys may wear black or plain coloured shorts]
White or plain coloured T-shirt
White socks
Black ballet shoes with black elastic
OR white ballet shoes with white elastic

Black or plain coloured shorts, bike pants or track pants
white or plain coloured T-shirt
Black socks
Black jazz shoes
Black tap shoes


Students are encouraged to complete examinations in both RAD and CSTD syllabi.

RAD classical ballet
examinations from Primary to Grade 8 are held annually at our studio, and major examinations from Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 are held at the official RAD studio.

CSTD theatrical
examinations from Tinies A to Grade 1 are held at our studio, as are the Teaching Certificate and Teachers Diploma. Senior theatrical performance exams the Dorothy Gladstone Award and Theatrical Shield are held in a central theatre.

CSTD tap
examinations from Elementary Bronze medal to Advanced Gold Star are also held at the studio, and again the tap syllabus offers performance exams and teaching certification.

CSTD modern jazz
examinations from Grade 1 [formerly Pre-Primary] to Grade 8 are also held at our studio. We offer free jazz syllabus classes to any student over 7 years old currently enrolled in a general jazz class at the Academy.

CSTD classical ballet
examinations grades from Pre-Ballet to Grade 5 are held at our studio. Major exams SubElementary, Elementary, Intermediate & Premier Danseur are held at the official CSTD studio.

CSTD Teaching Certificate taken at age 17 is now recognised by Education Queensland for inclusion on the Grade 12 Certificate. All assistant teachers in the studio are either studying for or have attained their Teaching Certificate.

Extra classes are often scheduled for students preparing for examinations. These may be held during the school holidays and/or weekday afternoons just prior to the exam session.


Dance eisteddfods are an excellent opportunity for students to gain confidence and improve performance skills. Ipswich is our closest Eisteddfod and is held mid-year. Many students will also be invited to perform in various shows and shopping centre promotions throughout the year.


Concerts are held every second year. All students perform in the concerts and have the time of their lives putting on a great and entertaining show!


Parents are responsible for their child's own costumes.
Volunteer costume co-ordinators purchase and distribute materials, patterns,
sewing advice, and keep the costs low.


Individual lessons are available to students for solo eisteddfod work.
Please contact Ms Breen for information and bookings.


During the first 2 weeks of the year, all classes in the main hall will be open for parents to view. Unfortunately our other classrooms are too small to accommodate parents. Other open days will be announced from time to time - usually when students are working towards examination.


The studio operates on 4 terms a year with holidays at the same time as the State schools [with classes continuing on the Saturday after school breaks up].
Monday classes are conducted as normal on public holidays unless otherwise advised.


Fees are calculated per term and accounts are usually distributed the second Saturday of the term. Fees are payable one week after receiving your account and a 10% discount applies to accounts paid on time.


The Parents’ Association runs a stall on the third Saturday of each term selling new and second-hand dance wear and dance shoes. If you wish to sell an item on the stall please bring it along with your name and the price of the item clearly marked. The Parent's Association takes a 10% commission of the sale for fundraising. Donations of cakes and sweets are also appreciated to raise funds for the studio.