About Us


The Dance Centre is situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, nestled in the picturesque location of Peregian Springs. We provide a wide range of daily classes, workshops, holiday courses, shows, concerts and activities. Teaching takes place in a caring and nurturing environment, where respect, friendliness and equality of students is foremost. The emotional and physical health of all the participants is safeguarded by dedicated, experienced and highly qualified staff.


Our dance faculty have excellent qualifications and unique experience as former soloists, ballet company directors, choreographers and company trainers with over 25 years world-wide teaching experience in professional ballet companies, dance universities, 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.


A recreational and vocational boutique studio, combining technical excellence with a passion to dance for students from toddler to adult.  We offer classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and acrobatics.  There are opportunities for our students to compete both regionally and internationally, as well as audition for scholarships and awards.


Several of our students have received invites into the Australian Ballet Interstate Programme, 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 crowned 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 prior to the COVID shutdown.


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 Programme."

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2/5 Balgownie Dr | Peregian Springs QLD 4573 | Tel: 0484 748 755 or 0400 029 198 

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