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Welcome to the Sunshine Coast's premier dance school

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs

combining technical excellence with a passion to dance!

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs is a recreational and vocational dance school located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. 

Deborah Preece-Brocksom
The Dance Centre Peregian Springs


Artistic Co-Directors Deborah Preece-Brocksom and Richard Leader bring their European experience to The Dance Centre Peregian Springs.

We offer classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical & Acro, including RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) assessments & exams.

Ages 2 through adult.



For the more serious ballet student, we offer both junior and senior full and part-time vocational training, as well as our Junior Excellence Program. 


Ballet Dancers

About Us

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs is a recreational and vocational dance school located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  We combine technical excellence with a passion to dance for students of all ages.  We offer daily classes in classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and acrobatics.  There are opportunities for our students to compete both regionally and internationally and audition for scholarships and awards.  We are active in our community by showcasing our talented dancers at various venues - including St Mary's Aged Care - and our end-of-the-year concert is the highlight for everyone.


 Teaching takes place in a caring and nurturing environment, where respect, friendliness, and equality of students are foremost. The emotional and physical health of all the participants is safeguarded by dedicated, experienced, and highly competent staff.  


Our dance school faculty is simply the best with excellent qualifications and unique experiences as former soloists, ballet company directors, choreographers, and company trainers with over 25 years of worldwide teaching experience in professional ballet companies, dance universities, and vocational and recreational dance schools.


The Dance Centre annually enters students for their Royal Academy of Dance examinations and the majority of students from 6 – 16 years achieve distinctions.


Several of our students have received invites into the Australian Ballet Interstate Program, the Australian Ballet School, the New Zealand School of Dance, the Queensland Ballet, the Royal Ballet School in the UK, and the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. 


Alfie Shacklock was crowned the 2019 overall winner for audience choice in the supreme section at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards in Wellington, New Zealand.  He also competed at the Youth American Grand Prix in NYC and the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and is currently a student at the Royal Ballet Upper School.

Dayna Booth graduated from the Australian Ballet School and performed with their touring company of Coppelia.  She accepted a contract with Ballett Koblenz in Germany.

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Angela T

"We are so fortunate to have dance teachers of such high caliber on the Sunshine Coast.  Following Deborah and Richard's training, my daughter was offered a place in The Australian Ballet Interstate Program."

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