Concert Time .. !!

Concert time is just around the corner !! So exciting.

All of the students and teachers are hard at work, dancing up a storm at Academy Dance Studios and preparing for our 2018 concert, COME ALIVE.

We can’t wait to see you all there



Holiday Eisteddfod Results …

Some of our ADS soloists have been busy at various eisteddfods over the holidays. Well Done on wonderful performances and the following results:

Starbound Eisteddfod:
PAIGE: 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Jazz Solo, 2nd Place Song & Dance Solo (10yrs)
YUKINA: 3rd Place Tap Solo (8yrs)
HOLLY: 3rd Place Jazz Solo, H.C Vocal Solo (8yrs)
TIA: 2nd Place Demi-Character Solo, H.C Jazz Solo, H.C Classical Solo (12yrs)
KATE: H.C Contemporary Solo, H.C Classical Solo (14yrs)
SOPHIE: 3rd Place Jazz Solo, VHC Lyrical Solo (14yrs)

South East Queensland Performing Arts Festival (SEQPAF)
SOPHIE: 1st Place Jazz Solo, 1st Place Demi-Character Solo, 2nd Place, National Character Solo, 3rd Place Lyrical Solo, 4th Place Classical Solo, 1st Place Jazz Improvisation, 1st Place Classical Improvisation, 2nd Place Lyrical Improvisation, 2nd Place Contemporary Improvisation, (14yrs)

Beenleigh Eisteddfod:
POPPY: 3rd Place Classical Solo, 3rd Place Lyrical Solo, V.H.C Contemporary Solo, V.H.C Jazz Solo, H.C Demi-Character Solo
KENDALL: H.C Song and Dance Solo
KATE: H.C Contemporary Solo

Brisbane Eisteddfod:
CAITLIN: 1st Place Jazz Solo, 2nd Place MODERN QUEST SCHOLARSHIP, 3rd Place Lyrical Solo, V.H.C Contemporary Solo,
SOPHIE: 2nd Place Jazz Solo



Our first 2018 Gold Coast Eisteddfod Soloist!

Congratulations to Little Miss H, who performed in the very first section of Gold Coast Eisteddfod 2018 Dance Solos …….. and came away with 1st Place!!

Amazing results for one of our youngest Academy Dance Studios soloists;

1st Place; 7yrs Classical Solo

2nd Place; 7yrs Jazz Solo

3rd Place; 7yrs Song & Dance


WELL DONE and Best Wishes to all of our soloists and groups who perform over the next few weeks …

Sydney Dance Company Workshop at ADS

We were very fortunate to have had a SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY contemporary workshop at the studios this past week.

Our students had a great time working on contemporary technique, creative choreography & learning repertoire from the company’s latest work:

“AB: Intra”

Thank you Sydney Dance Company for an inspiring evening

Recent Eisteddfod Results ….

Congratulations to our ADS on their achievements at recent competitions; 💕💕💕

Warnambool Eisteddfod (Melbourne, VIC)
SOPHIE: 1st Place, 13yrs Jazz Solo
1st Place, 13yrs National Solo
H.C, 13yrs Lyrical Solo
CAITLIN: 1st Place, Senior Jazz Championship
1st Place, 16yrs Contemporary Solo
1st Place, 16yrs Jazz Solo
2nd Place, 16yrs Broadway Jazz
2nd Place, 16yrs Lyrical

Murwillumbah Eisteddfod:

YUKINA: 1st Place, 8yrs Novice Tap
2nd Place, 8yrs Open Tap Section
ALEXA: 1st Place, 9yrs Lyrical
1st Place, 9yrs Jazz
3rd Place, 9yrs Classical
VHC, 9yrs Demi-Character
VHC, 9yrs Tap
NAGISSA: 2nd Place, 10yrs Classical
H.C, 10yrs Demi-Character
TIA: 3rd Place 11yrs Demi-Character
H.C 11yrs Jazz
H.C 11yrs Classical
POPPY: H.C, 12yrs Contemporary
H.C, 12yrs Lyrical
ALEXA & NAGISSA: 1st Place, Classical Duo 10/U

STARBOUND EISTEDDFOD GC                                                                                            CAITLIN: 1st Place, Open Age Lyrical
3rd Place, Open Age Jazz
HC, Open Age Contemporary
KATE: HC, 14yrs Classical
SOPHIE: HC, 14yrs Demi-Character
HC, 14yrs Classical
POPPY: 3rd Place, 12yrs Jazz
3rd Place, 12yrs Contemporary
PAIGE: 1st Place, 10yrs Song & Dance
V.H.C, 10yrs Lyrical
ALEXA: 1st Place, 10yrs Tap
2nd Place, 10yrs Lyrical
2nd Place, 10yrs Classical
2nd Place, 10yrs Demi-Character
V.H.C, 10yrs Jazz
V.H.C, Winner of Winners Championship
CHELSEA: H.C, 10yrs Classical
EMILY: 1st Place, 8yrs Demi-Character
HOLLY: 3rd Place, 8yrs Jazz
3rd Place, 8yrs Classical
V.H.C, 8yrs Song & Dance
ALEXA & NAGISSA: 1st Place, Classical Duo (technical duos/trios ), 10yrs

F.Y.D. Competition, Gold Coast
HOLLY: 1st Place, 8yrs Classical
1st Place, 8yrs Jazz
1st Place, 8yrs Song & Dance
PAIGE: 1st Place, 10yrs Song & Dance

2nd Place, 10yrs Lyrical
2nd Place, 10yrs Jazz
3rd Place, High Points

So proud of our dancers – great results and beautiful dancing from all ..

Ipswich Eisteddfod Soloist Awards

WELL DONE to our students who danced at Ipswich Eisteddfod last week…. Congratulations on the following awards, in amongst BIG sections with oodles of talent 😍
HOLLY :      1st Place, Jazz Solo 7yrs
V.H.C, Song & Dance Solo 7yrs
NAGISSA:  3rd Place, Classical Solo 9yrs
Highly Commended, Demi Character Solo 9yrs
ALEXA:       1st Place, Jazz Solo, 9yrs
1st Place, Lyrical Solo 9yrs
1st Place, Improvisation
2nd Place, Classical Solo 9yrs
2nd Place, Demi Character Solo 9yrs
3rd Place, Tap Solo 9yrs
PAIGE:        V.H.C, Song & Dance 9yrs
Highly Commended, Jazz Solo 9yrs
Highly Commended, Lyrical Solo 9yrs
TIA:              Highly Commended, Classical Solo 11yrs
CAITLIN:    1st Place, Lyrical Solo Open Age
V.H.C, Jazz Solo, Open Age
Highly Commended, Contemporary Open Age

So Proud of everyone 🙂


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!