Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge Success

Recently ADS travelled to Brisbane for the BPAC competition, and as well as delivering fantastic performance and having loads of fun, we also came away with the following results:

15yrs Jazz Group:  1st Place

15yrs Lyrical Group:  3rd Place

12yrs Jazz Group: VHC

12yrs Song & Dance Group:  2nd Place

10yrs Classical Ballet Group: 2nd Place

10yrs Lyrical Group:  2nd Place

10yrs Jazz Group:  VHC

Paige, Alexa and Caitlin also competed in the BPAC Scholarships- and were all awarded places;

Paige:  1st Place, Junior Musical Theatre Scholarship

Alexa: Runner Up, Junior Jazz Scholarship

Caitlin:  Encouragement Award, Senior Jazz Scholarship

CONGRATULATIONS students and teachers, we are so proud of yo u all  xxx

1st Place for 12yrs Jazz at Ipswich ..

Recently we travelled to Ipswich for our first Academy Dance Studios eisteddfod of 2018 ..

We were so proud of our dancer’s performances at this competition, they represented ADS with style, technique and grace.

Congratulations to our 12yrs group, who were awarded 1st Place for their jazz routine.

Amazing work by everyone 🙂

Commonwealth Games Success …

Congratulations to Academy Dance Studios students, Kate and Sophie, who have been selected to dance with The Queensland Ballet during the Commonwealth Games.

Such an exciting and rewarding experience for these lovely Southport dance students, to share the stage alongside our state ballet company for this amazing performance right here on the Gold Coast.




Amazing Contemporary Classes


Our Students were so fortunate to have some amazing contemporary dance classes last week with Guest Teacher Mr Yassim. The above clip is of Academy Dance Studios student Caitlin, dancing a contemporary combination alongside Yassim. All of our students were so grateful that Yassim came down to Southport/ Ashmore to share his knowledge with us.

Academy Dance Students are trained to be versatile dancers with a very strong classical base- and they did a great job adapting to Yasim’s unique dance style.

Thanks for travelling to the Gold Cast Mr Yassim!

February Student Achievements

Congratulations to Academy Dance Studios students POPPY and ALEXA.

Poppy is currently performing alongside other talented Gold Coast dance students in the Spotlight Theatre’s production of OLIVER!

Alexa recently took part in the Ohh La La eisteddfod in Ashmore, and came away with 1st Place for her Lyrical, Jazz, and Demi-Character solos, as well as 2nd Place for her Classical Ballet solo.

We are so proud of our beautiful dancers !!

METHOD X Body Conditioning Workshop @ ADS

We are so looking forward to hosting a body conditioning workshop with Rebecca Hall from METHOD X in Brisbane.

What a fantastic way to help get you back into shape for the new dance year.

Rebecca will be travelling down from Brisbane, to work with our dancers and assist them in achieving their best …

This is open to all dancers 10 – 14yrs (outside schools included) and will be held this Sunday February 11th from 9:30 – 11:30a.m at our Southport studios (we are located very close to Ashmore, Bundall, Nerang, etc).  Bookings essential (contact us to book your place).

Ballet Training at ADS

Are you looking for a dance school that delivers exceptional classical ballet training ….??

Academy Dance Studios offers training in RAD Ballet, from Pre-Primary right through to Solo Seal.

Guided by Miss Janece  and Miss Lara (both RAD registered teachers) our Graded students ALL received Distinction in last year’s exams …

We also offer classical extension classes such as Open Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire and Progressing Ballet Technique classes with Ex-Australian Ballet soloist  Miss Kate Joubert

Due to her exceptional track record in training students to the highest standard, Miss Janece has also been awarded a Life Member of the RAD.

Contact us to enroll in any of our classical ballet programs … Our premises are located in Southport and in close proximity to Ashmore, Benowa, Southport, Bundall, Nerang and Surfers Paradise.

Senior Jazz with Miss Holly

We are very fortunate to have the inspiring and lovely Miss Holly teaching our Senior jazz students this term.

Holly, a Dance Force full time graduate,  has just returned from dancing with Celebrity   Cruises, and has also danced with the Moulin Rogue in Paris.

Join us for senior jazz (13yrs/Over), every Monday from 5:15 – 6:45p.m

Holly will also be taking Intermediate jazz on occasion …..


We are so excited for Term 1 to begin on Monday January 29th..

If you missed our Open Day and would like to discuss enrolment, there is still time to contact us before the term starts, and …..

DON”T FORGET, all new dancers are entitled to a whole WEEK of FREE CLASSES !!🧡❤️💜🖤

Looking forward to seeing all of our dancers and welcoming new ones !!